artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond "I sang 'Weak' - it's an old school song. The reason I like to sing is because it makes me happy and I'm at peace. I want to be a singer because not a lot of singers are from Boston, and I want my city to known, and everytime they think of Boston, they think of me."
-Skilar, age 16
Listen to this recording (1mb mp3).

Story Circle
Girls built a large-scale collaborative sculpture using casts of their legs and feet. The casts were paper-maiched in different skin colors, representing individuality, and placed in a circle, representing larger community. This "story circle" became the physical forum for personal recordings: Girls made recordings of favorite songs, stories, raps, and poetry. When you approach the circle, you can hear and share in their experiences.