The Wishing Goat

The Wishing Goat (8 channel audio, goat skull)

The wishing goat is first sound installation work that is part of my ongoing Menagerie, a series of works based on folk tales, mythology, and folk magic practices.

In this installation, visitors are invited into a private space to ask for a wish from a goat skull. The skull listens, and then the wish is then added to a pool of previous wishes, that are heard only faintly in the room, moving about in the eight speakers that surround the skull and the participant. On the final day that the installation is on location, the wishes are then released in the performance ritual, seen below.