Sound Visualizer. Raspberry Pi , Projection, Processing 3.
For many deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, access to the life-transforming technology of Cochlear and Bone Anchored hearing aids and implants remains out of reach considering the obstacles to affordable care within our current healthcare systems. Unfortunately, this is just one manifestation of the many ways in which affordable care remains inaccessible to people with disabilities. In an effort to use visual art as a platform to talk about political policy, The Seeing Sound Projects were a series of audiovisual installations, sculpture and performance from 2015-2018 that utilized contemporary art as a catalyst for addressing disability awareness and advocacy within the public sphere.
Originating as a response to the surprising lack of support from American insurance companies towards people with disabilities, this work explores radical ways to push public awareness and discourse around healthcare legislature and reform. Shocked by the troubling bureaucratic and capitalistic divide between healthcare policymakers and those who are affected by those policies, it is my hope that this work prompts political policy change so that people with disabilities will have more affordable access to proper care.