VOICE OF MAQUOKETA multi-channel sound installation
Portrait of Maquoketa is an interdisciplinary art installation in paint and sound created with the goal of giving an unfiltered representation of people living in a small Midwestern town in this time in history. Portrait of Maquoketa features 180 12x12”alla prima portraits of residents from Maquoketa, Iowa by Rose Frantzen accompanied by Voice of Maquoketa, a twenty-eight minute quadraphonic surround sound composition using music and audio clips taken from Ms. Frantzen’s interviews with the residents created by composer/sound artist John Frantzen.
Iowa Arts Council
Portraiture Now: Communities Art Exhibit, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009-2010.
Listen to the two-channel stereo version of Voice of Maquoketa below: