“Audio Book of Revelations” is a audio book album of compiled field recordings, surreal prank calls and mailed in confessions. The The 80 minute album includes definitions and reflections from a Buddhist monk, ex-convicts, absurdist radio hosts, prank phone calls, anonymous confessions and personal antidotes. Some revelations were collected personally by the artist from strangers on the street while other revelations were sent online through social media and other online listings.
“With the exhibit’s “Apocalyptic Theme” I wondered about a new beginning and how that comes about. I think the only thing that’s ever released me from a prejudice thought or misconception was the understanding that realizations and change aren’t a unfamiliar feeling to others. I only ever really believed in my dreams and thoughts through a sort of confirmation. People don’t often just walk around shouting their insecurities and I never seem to remember to ask whenever I see them. Wouldn’t it be great if there was just a large library of personal antidotes and understandings of a ever changing human state? I incorporated the phone because I wanted to believe in a hotline or radio show that aired these personal understandings. The absurdist and surrealist mixing of the recordings are just to play on the idea of future yet plausible time. The audio book itself is to be a manifestation of a revelation. Always will be there but hopefully you get to it in time."
AudioBook of Revelations installed at ATM Gallery during West Side Studio Tour, Austin TX. 2017
Photographs of contributors of the album.
Click on the trailer to hear a snippet of the album!
Audio Book of Revelations at Babes Fest 2018.
Audio Book of Revelations had it's second installation at the 2018 Babes Fest Opening reception. The installation included 8 minutes of previously unreleased interviews as well as an expansion in objects that allow visitors to listen to others revelations.