Opening March 4

Laura Cohen, Joti Dee, and Colin Wang

For StoreFrontLab's Season 3: The Unknown, grant recipients Laura Cohen, Joti Dee, and Colin Wang have joined together to form a project series, entitled, Sound + Consciousness. Through experiences and objects, Sound + Consciousness probes the complex system of our consciousness and its relationship with sound. Immersive and interactive experiences offer small invitations for participants to explore the interplay between the two.

Sound + Consciousness launches its first iteration on March 4 with an evening of ambient music improvisations performed and broadcast live from within a human-sized chrysalis, the Soundscaped Cocoon.


Joti Dee sees the potential of 3D objects to express a point of view, viewing culture as a system of linguistic, visual, and behavioral codes that artists can use to re-imagine their shared objects and space. In the past through sculpture and now through immersive installations such as Sound + Consciousness, she seeks to carefully align concept with form.

Aver is a creative collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area producing work based on a mutual quest for personal discovery and outward connection. Participating in Sound + Consciousness are Laura Cohen and Colin Wang from Aver.

Laura Cohen incorporates chance operations into her artistic process. As a photographer, she travels internationally and domestically to capture happenstance happenings, utilizing double exposures based off happy accidents and incidental parings. Laura’s photos are taken with her mother's college camera, a Canon AE-1.

With an aim to explore the connection products form between designer and user, Colin Wang strives to eliminate the oversight of day-to-day life with an open mind and mindful living. 

Friday, March 4, 6-9pm
Broadcast from the Soundscaped Cocoon Side A
Converging with the current installation, Awe Lab, StoreFrontLab presents the third session in a weekend series entitled, Consultations for Internal/External Inquiry: participation-based projects including Broadcast from the Soundscaped Cocoon Side A, an ambient music performed from within a human-sized chrysalis. Stimulate your senses with an evening of silvered, mystical noise improvisations and colorful collisions of space and time.

Saturday, March 5, 1-3pm
Awe Lab / Sound + Consciousness
Broadcast From The Soundscaped Cocoon: Side B
Part two of the live ambient performance, plus video treatments by the by the Institute for New Feeling and iPhone Tarot by Tarin Towers.

Saturday, March 5, 5:45-9pm
Sound Therapy with Anneli Virkhaus
In partnership with board certified music therapist (MT-BC), sound healer, and energy worker Anneli Virkhaus, Sound + Consciousness hosts an immersive soundscape exploring the complex reactions of our conscious states to a sound-based experience. Within a large ambient cocoon, groups will be led on a journey to explore their own qualitative transformations; separate registration recommended.

Saturday, March 12, 11-3pm
Open Hours

Saturday, March 19, 11-3
Workshop / City, Sound & Being
What’s the interplay of sound in our everyday awareness? How does the rhythm of a city impact our essence? Join artist-designer Mari Sierra as she shares her practice of sound journaling as a way to engage deeper with the essence of a city and the self.