September 16, 2017 - January 8, 2018

A Room Has Its Own Voice captures the sonic frequency or acoustics of a room. Artist Troy Briggs 'tunes' the interior rooms to the same frequency. Without visual cues, A Room Has Its Own Voice asks us to listen to rather than look at the architecture of a room.

Troy Briggs is an interdisciplinary artist. He employs technology and sound and everyday objects to create subtle interventions in public and private space. Often slow and almost always very quiet, he creates works that connect listeners and viewers to sounds and images that speak to the delicacy of human connection though the simplest of means. Briggs has exhibited in Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Berlin. He teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and sculpture, sound and new media at Cathege College.

Founded in May 2011, 6018North, located in a former mansion in Chicago, supports the creation of adventuresome work that integrates multiple disciplines and audiences to foster innovation and artistic excellence. Challenging what art is, whom it’s for, and where and how it is created, 6018North empowers artists to work together and with the public to nurture creativity, build community, and enhance Chicago’s quality of life. For more information, please visit