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Bucharest AIR Project

Installation 'A Speech Organ' - Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, August 2008


A Speech Organ 2008


Cooperation with Istvan Ist Huzjan


Performative installation - speech machine - build out of the components of twentyfive classical organs. The central construction is connected to a computer systhem and a sound amplifier with speakers. Each key of the organs, is connected to a digital sound file – when a key is stroked, the sound file is activated and a word is pronounced through the speakers. There are one thousand keys to use, each corresponding to one thousand sound files, which in turn, correspond to the one thousand most commonly used words in the English language.
Each key of 'A Speech Organ' has its corresponding word printed on its surface. The one thousand words have been recorded using the voice of one of the artists.

Literature: A Voice and Nothing More by Mladen Dolar

Installation 'A Speech Organ' - close up of the main construction
Installation 'A Speech Organ' - close up of keys with prints
'A Speech Organ' - Installation view.
Installation 'A Speech Organ' - close up of the main construction, backside

'A Speech Organ' - Installation view.

 

Collection Allard and Natascha Jakobs, Amsterdam, NL. Thanks to Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL.