SONIC SHHH, by ED WOODHAM
Shhh is an onomatopoeia exclamation for silence or to be still. Almost anywhere in the world, if you want to quieten someone, you say “Shhh’ which means the ultimate, because that which is still is the ultimate nature of the existence. That which is in a state of sound is a reverb with a beginning and an end.
Ed Woodham is a 65 year old southern queer independent conceptual artist, curator, producer, and educator based in NYC. He has been active in community art, education, and civic interventions across media and culture for over forty-five years. He employs humor, irony, subtle detournement, and a striking visual style in order to encourage greater consideration of – and provoke deeper critical engagement – with the urban environment. Woodham created the project Art in Odd Places (AiOP) as a response to the disappearance of public space and personal civil liberties. .