Hypothesis of Communication is an investigation into the apparatus of communication and empathy. I focus on the mechanism of sound, not only physical but also linguistic, to explore of politics of hearing. I created fictional instruments for producing, recording and perceiving sounds – from certain objects to ambience, noise, voice, and silence. The configurations allude to the acoustic organs of both animal and machine, while represent them as a biological and technological abstraction.
Installation view from A.I.R. 13th Biennale: Let’s Try Listening Again at A.I.R. Gallery, NY
Hypothesis of Communication I consists of three glass objects as acoustic organs. One of the organs is connected to an ear which is mounted on the other side of the wall. The whisper into the ear will be captured from the other end by a random listener. Another one has an embedded speaker which also invites the visitors to listen closely.
Hypothesis of Communication II
Plaster cast of human ears, rocks, found radio playing random station