Exhibition dates: April 22 – August 30, 2015
In celebration of the town’s 375th anniversary, Greenwich Voices was designed as an audio time capsule of life in Greenwich in 2015. Over the course of four months, guest curators Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Liselot van der Heijden ranged throughout town to record the voices of residents who, in response to questions about life in Greenwich, discussed what the town represents to them and what it’s like to live here. Through their varied observations, these myriad anonymous voices captured a rich portrait of the community that was unexpected, personal and resonates with larger social issues. Visitors to the exhibition were able to pick up a receiver and listen to the recordings that created a multi-layered portrait of Greenwich and its denizens.
Quotes taken from past publications along with images drawn from the Greenwich Historical Society’s collections complemented contemporary voices throughout the exhibition space. A recording space was also available to the public for those who wished to respond to some of the questions.
All recordings (including those not used in the exhibition) were saved in the Greenwich Historical Society Library and Archives, and the project will serve as a unique gift to future residents when the town celebrates its 400th birthday in 2040!
Guest Curators Liselot van der Heijden and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
Curated by Karen Frederick
This exhibition was generously supported by a gift from Russ and Debbie Reynolds.