for four objects and six transducers
This work is an interactive musical installation that refers to two main types of hearing. The "natural" hearing: hearing sounds from the environment through the ears; and the "internal hearing": the representation of sound in the person’s imagination, within his inner world. Our installation seeks to blur the clear boundaries between these two ways of hearing, and by that, to challenge the assumed dichotomy between the reality as is, and the way that the subjective individual perceives it.
In order to achieve a concrete realisation of these ideas, the transducer is given a main role in this work. The transducer is a device that produces sound while vibrating the objects which come in contact with it. When the transducer is attached to the person’s head, the sound is being produced through Bone-conduction: the sound is heard through one’s skull and not through the ears. This way the person believes the sound is coming from the environment, while in fact he is the only one who hears it.
This installation takes place in a closed space containing a number of objects with associative meaning. Sound-producing transducers are attached to these objects. In addition, it requires two participants that wear a ” transducers-helmet”. This helmet produces sounds as well, in accordance or in contrast to the sounds coming from the objects.
The general experience presents a rickety image of reality, in which the differences between the actual and the imaginary gradually become ambiguous, and finally arrives to a complete deconstruction.