Wholeness Manifested: Sound Art Pop-Up Event was an exploration of the ways alternative medicine professionals, mothers, doulas, and spiritual practitioners access wellness in their spiritual and healing practices. 2019 Artist-in-Residence Bianca Mońa transformed Bed-Stuy’s Feeding Tree Community Garden into a wellness refuge, where she shared recorded oral histories of wellness practitioners as sonic experiences throughout the garden. The garden became a space for rest, reflection, and contemplation; exploring storytelling through the medium of sound, where interviewees were the experts of their own experience.
There is something powerful in audio experiences – in hearing the voice, hearing tone, pitch and all that comes through with oral history. You can understand an experience because voice evokes an emotion. When you are listening to someone’s living history of their experience on this earth it allows for access to the human experience in a very different way.
Bianca Mońa, 2019 Create Change Artist-in-Residence
- Feeding Tree Community Garden
- Oral History