2021-23 Fay Chandler Creativity Grant
A spatial sound system for communal navigating, layering, and remixing
There is a noise coming from the institution, from deep within. There is a noise coming from the table.
RECORDAR is a multi-channel recording and broadcasting sound system, scaled to the dimensions of the theatrical for acts—past, present, and future.
When activated for live performance and real-time engagement, the recording system can be engaged (and disengaged) through a touch-sensor system. When not engaged for live performance, recordings are composed into an audio experience emanating from eight surrounding thrones—eight sound towers with integrated seating.
The ghostly history of the RECORDAR is present even when not occurring in real-time or even in the space itself.
RECORDAR Exhibition at MIT
MIT Department of Architecture’s Keller Gallery, Building 7-408
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Event: Live Performance of RECORDAR
April 7, 2023 / 5:30pm
On display, free and open to the public
April 7 – May 12, 2023
Mondays through Saturdays, 9:00am – 6:00pm
RECORDAR performance at Exhibit Columbus 2023
August 25 & 26, 2023
The exhibition features outdoor, site-responsive installations created by 2022–23 participants.
MIT Department of Architecture’s 2020-21 Marion Mahony Emerging Practitioner Fellow Deborah Garcia is a designer, writer, and curator.
Biography: MIT Architecture Department
Directed by Deborah Garcia
A SEAT AT THE TABLE is funded in part by a 2022 Fay Chandler Creativity Grant awarded by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.
In the Media
Exhibit Columbus announces PAU, PORT, Studio Zewde, and Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO as 2022–23 Miller Prize recipients
The Architect’s Newspaper, September 2022