The 2013 installation Topophilia, was the physical manifestation of Hall’s graduate thesis in Art Education at the University of Georgia titled, Picking Up Where the Text Leaves Off: The Pedagogy of Artistic Practice. The installation uses the text from a series of interviews about the Haitian earthquake of 2010 to reconfigure a linear narrative into a multi sensory experience of the text.
Lines from the interviews are dynamically randomized and projected on the drum hanging from the ceiling. The lowest frequencies of the audio are visualized in a shallow pool of water below. In addition to questioning the authority of text, the project at large considers how an artistic practice can form the foundation for a research practice and pedagogy.