First Aid (a site specific installation for your medicine cabinet)

First Aid, 2022

Tin boxes, light activated sound modules, spray paint, vinyl, ink

Duration: approximately 2 minutes each


In brainstorming what a first aid kit for your emotional state might contain, I conducted a mini-survey. Based on the results I collected various small comfort objects, including recordings of cats, dogs, and pigs from social media platforms to mix into a set of two-minute sound clips. The clips playback through light activated sound modules installed in individual tins. As with music boxes, the audio only plays when the tins are open. These objects are intended to live inside of a bathroom medicine cabinet, to be opened as needed – providing comfort on difficult days.


Images courtesy of Nancy Daly and but, also