DECADE Site Project: Amplitude II

Amplitude II

by Leticia Bajuyo

Tony Hillerman Public Library
8205 Apache Ave. NE, Northeast Heights
Open Tue & Wed 10am-8pm
Thu-Sat, 10am-6pm

Leticia Bajuyo returned to 516 ARTS to create Amplitude II, a new sculptural installation at the Tony Hillerman Library for the DECADE exhibition. Bajuyo says, “Music devices are a recurring visual in my artworks for exploring fickle appetites. The compact disc is situated in a technological history of automated devices that read inscriptions and codes to reproduce experience. As old CDs and DVDs are donated, the collection becomes a visually displaced consciousness and collective memory, which is woven into a fabric.” In response to the glass atrium and open rafters of the Tony Hillerman Library, Bajuyo designed a site-specific sculpture inspired by the idea of connecting two victrola horns end-to-end. She describes how, “with the absence of a source for producing sound, this silent sculpture titled Amplitude II can only visually portray amplitude in the arc of the form and abundance of digital memory. As Amplitude II stretches between two sides of the library like a wormhole across space in a science fiction novel, this sculpture makes visible the thin line of perception between desire and discard.” Bajuyo was assisted by students from Amy Biehl High School on this project.

Special Thanks to our Volunteers:
Tanya Aviles
Dani Jeffries
Patricia Kurz
Micayla Renfro
Valerie Roybal
Jessyca Ruth
Shelle Sanchez

Made possible with special support from City Councilor Diane Gibson, District 7



Image: Leticia Bajuyo, Amplitude II, 2016