Julianne Swartz: Affirmation

July 13, 2013 - June 8, 2014


“What could someone say to you that would make you feel completely loved (acknowledged, understood, respected, cared for, attractive, embraced, supported, safe, cherished…)?” Julianne Swartz recorded seventy-two answers to this question, and these voices emerge from the museum’s architecture in Affirmation. Swartz originally conceived of this piece for the Tate Liverpool in 2006, where she activated ten sites throughout the museum with sound.

Banner Image: Julianne Swartz, Affirmation, 2006-13, Site-specific installation; speakers, recorded soundtracks, and duct and plumbing modifications, Courtesy of the artist