What is the Bring Your Own Voice Booth?

I originally tried to record people in public places with a microphone and no enclosure, interview style.

It didn't work.

It turned out that not only did the recordings pick up too much ambient noise, but the participants felt the pressure of being watched. I wanted to provide a space in which people would feel safe to express themselves however they wanted within the context of this project.

Enter the BYOV Booth.

- it's a recording booth
- it's a private space
- it's not something you see every day
- it's an opportunity

Here's what it looks like:


7 feet tall
42" x 48" footprint

Everyone who records in the booth is encouraged to have their photograph taken with the booth, as well as to leave their mark permanently by signing the booth.