Tamara Albaitis creates sculptural sound installations that combine the playful, primal, and poetic in unexpected ways in order to connect us to our environment and to each other. Albaitis “sculpts” sound through its movement and repetition, draws with wire, and during her 2012 Recology residency, transformed speaker cones and other dump finds into large-scale installations. Sonic sources included field recordings of the facility, voices from scavenged reel to reel tapes, and Albaitis’s own heartbeat.

Tamara Albaitis

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The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...

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