Having bi-lateral mid to severe hearing loss, I experience sound differently. I hear bits and pieces, but mostly I am "hearing" through other senses. For me, sound is a combination of colors, motion, vibration, and memory. I can see sound in action, and experience the missing sense through collection of visuals. If the right combinations of visuals are presented before me, I make connections to the sound that would be present in the scenario. Only, most of the time I cannot hear it and I am vicariously hearing through the memories of sound.
Through the Missing Piece project, I created a set of packages that would allow me to hear some of my favorite sounds I've lost over the years one last time. Amongst which are echos of scratches a pencil makes against paper on a wooden table, and sounds of my footsteps on wet sidewalks on a rainy day. Albers, in his Interaction of Colors, points out that the vibration of a set of colors is unique to each own. These packaged sounds are all varying degrees of quietness and without intimate exploration, hard to achieve. Each box contains sounds the way I hear it, from the vibration of the colors, to varying visual representations of each memories.