Building on the idea of Field of Voices we brought the project in to the world.
The first iteration was 2011 at Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan, the site where was Manhattan was purchased from the natives. We used recordings of native language and provided interpretation. Since this is where Manhattan was sold for beads we used beads instead of poles.
An opportunity presented itself in the form of an exhibition on Governors Island New York. FIGMENT, a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art. The first Figment Field of voices took place in 2012. The second Figment version the next year was expanded to include Belle Island and Washington DC. We solicited more voices using an 800 number and created the ability for visitors to record their own statement and have it embedded in the field.