Audio, booth (4x4ft approx.),  speakers placed on wall at either side at ear/head height. Voice only repeating the word “somebody’ over and over, varying in speed and clarity. Vinyl lettering of the word SOMEBODY (capitals times new roman) in red, 3 foot long on back wall of booth at head height.


  • Self help mantras (I am somebody)
  • Revered Ike (mo’ money, I am somebody)
  • James Brown (Damn right I am somebody)
  • Mr. T (Be somebody or be somebody’s fool)
  • Current hip hop culture e.g. Jurassic 5 (I am somebody)
  • Nu hyper Christianity (we are all somebody in Gods eyes)


Materials: Audio (on loop), vinyl lettering
Date: 2003

With thanks to Audiodelic