About

Chatter Box is a multimedia installation of what appears to be a large crowd yelling and arguing from the inside of closet with a sliding door. Simulating the experience of walking into a room where everyone had just talking about you, Chatter Box, when opened, immediately descends into faint whispers, isolated coughs, and a single voice yelling, “No! Get out!”. The closet acts as a symbol for both secrecy and hidden information in our society. While hidden information is a threat to society it is also a consuming obsession whether it be a politician’s declassified emails or someone’s sexuality. When presented with gossip, hype – merely words – how can we as individuals dictate the difference between curiosity and cultural voyeurism? This project was made possible with the help of Katrina’s brother Christopher Allick, who contributed code to the hardware of the piece.