"Metal Skeletons Radio Broadcast Box" was apart of the 2014 "Metal Skeletons and Lost Lands" performance installation series. In this component of the work the audience was confronted with a performer sitting inside a public glass display case in the Columbia College Conaway Center.
The case was made out of reclaimed wood and glass windows that were assembled together to create a box structure. The structure's chipped paint and imperfect angles suggested a dilapidated homemade domestic environment.
A solo performer sat on a pedestal inside the case and continuously (on a two hour loop) told a story about being raised near an oil refinery and power plant.
The story was broadcast live on a pirated FM radio station and could be heard within a 150 foot radius. In front of the installation a 1950's vintage wooden radio was displayed where the audience had the option to change the radio station, the volume or completely turn the radio off. Regardless of the audience's interaction with the radio, the performer told their story. In some occurrences the audience could see the performer speaking but could not hear the story until they physically adjusted the radio settings. Thus the audience played an active role in how the story was broadcast into public space.