lost languages, 2017.

from we got lucky, group show, chashama, jun–jul 2017.
Variable dimensions. 4 channels plus multichannel interaction with visitors’ smartphones, electronics, cork, stone, plaster.  

Lost Languages turns visitors’ cellphones into a chorus of spring peepers, the tree frogs well known for night time soundscapes in the northeastern US. After downloading a mobile app, visitors’ phones interact with one another in ways that emulate the call/response aspects of a colony of this species, responding to aural cues relating to proximity, population density, and reproductive potential.

lost languages may be "performed" recreationally by three or more players, or it may be presented as an interactive installation with two or more fixed-media stations and with instructions to visitors on how to download an application allowing them to participate as a member of the chorus.