Archive(s) is an audiovisual installation
The idea of the installation was conceived with Tania Palamkote. The work is a cube in a space in which, by means of interaction, selected audio files from the Archive of Spoken German can be heard, stored and recombined. Outside the cube the collected voices can be heard, complemented by a projection with words and sentences of the collected and stored material. The artists tackle archive theories of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida and present it in their own digital interpretation of Sigmund Freud’s note on the „Wunderblock“, a mystic writing pad.
The whole installation is based an web technology. The getUserMedia API allows the device microphone to connect to the system to build new audio files.
This project was presented at the annual exhibition „summaery2016“ at Bauhaus-University, Weimar.
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