Stephen Vitiello is a visual and sound artist, who as originally a punk guitarist. Vitiello was a resident artist at the World Trade Center in 1999 where he recorded sounds from the 91st floor using home-built contact microphones. Vitiello has had solo exhibitions of sound installations, photographs and drawings at multiple museums and galleries.

I was somewhat disappointed because I think the sound installations of Vitiello would not be worth seeing unless in person. I am particularly interested in his work “Something Like Fireworks.” I think it would very thrilling to see in person. I liked how he will have viewers lie on their back and look straight up into his light installation. I feel that this kind of presentation is very unique and puts the viewers in a certain state of mind, which therefore engrosses them in the work even more. I noticed this seems to be the case with other pieces of his work.