Norman White, Hearsay (1985)
Hearsay (1985), by Norman White was a telematic game of broken telephone. A piece of text traversed the globe in 24 hours. It was translated through a chain of translations by eight stations set up in various countries. The text underwent mutation with each subsequent translation. View full text here.
Sam Pelletier, HARMONY (2010), 2 channel audio, 5 min.
HARMONY (2010) by Sam Pelletier is an interactive, audio-based sculpture in which each participant is given a different audio track. Both are unaware of what the other is hearing.
One participant is listening to a list of simple instructions, which they are encouraged to act out. These actions sync up with the other participant’s track: a sales pitch for a product designed to enforce passive obedience.
Nahed Mansour performs Arabic phonemes with increasing speed, strain and tension. Archiving Voice is quite powerful. I think it speaks beautifully to Simon Glass’ On the Tower of Babel, and it incorporates the notion of the Shibboleth that I’m using as a point of inspiration.