ABOUT An excerpt of a piece inspired by the role of rituals and the nature of guilt. Shown at the Frostic School of Art Video and Sound Art Series in the fall of 2009 as an installation in the atrium of the building. The audio for the bells was broadcast through the entire atrium, while the voice could be heard through a dedicated speaker near the entrance to the gallery. The entire piece was played back every fifteen minutes of the hour for the duration of the exhibition.
BIO Leah Rico b. 1975, Buffalo, NY. Leah graduated with an MFA in Visual Studies from SUNY Buffalo in 2006. She has since exhibited sound work in traditional gallery spaces and at non-traditional sites on the east and west coasts. She currently resides in upstate New York, where she teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Leah Rico's art practice explores the function of language in relation to identity. Most recently, she creates experiential audio works and installations that investigate speech, allowing language to find form through acoustic subtlety. Casting language as quintessence, Rico breaks down the sonic structure of speech, revealing its hidden histories and mapping its unspoken politics.