American Religious Sounds Project
What does religion sound like? How might we understand religion in the United States differently if we begin by listening to it? Religious Soundscapes is an immersive audio installation presenting sounds from religious communities in the Midwest. It reflects seven years of research and production by the American Religious Sounds Project (ARSP), a collaborative, inter-institutional initiative co-directed by Amy DeRogatis (Michigan State University) and Isaac Weiner (The Ohio State University). Through a series of thematic audio essays, this exhibit invites visitors to experience religion as an audibly complex social, spatial, political, and embodied phenomenon.
Religious Soundscapes is co-curated by Vicki Brennan (University of Vermont), Alison Furlong (Ohio State), Ely Lyonblum (University of Toronto), and Lauren Pond (Ohio State). The ARSP is supported by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
The reception for the exhibition will take place on May 24, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Urban Arts Space.
Listen to the audio collage below to hear a sample of the work featured in the exhibition.