Dog and bone and Shoot the breeze
Binaural recording of a scripted conversation on the phone, developed from Tinder and Whatsapp chat (33m54). Made as my final project in studying Electronic Literature at the University of Bergen, and exhibited in the group show speaker/speaker (with Kim Hankyul, Audrey Hurd and Gentian Meikleham) at Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway (2018). Exhibited as a pair of headphones and an ipod, which two people could listen to together on a sofa. Opposite Dog and Bone sat its sister piece, Shoot the breeze, exhibited as two printed scripts transcribed from an unscripted phone conversation. The audience could read them as pairs sat on two chairs.

Please email me for a private SoundCloud link if you would like to listen.

Exhibition text:

"The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power, to the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning."
– Avital Ronell

Considering the performativity of the unheard voice through the exploration of sound and machine, the artists will explore the concept of the telephone as a communication device as their point of departure as being a device which simultaneously distances and bridges distances, leaves room for misunderstanding and turns voice into electric speech. Through their shared interests in language, text and sound the artists will explore the theme individually and collaboratively.
The workshop 'knowing when to speak' will also form part of the exhibition.

The other work I contributed to this show with is called I Love You Soliloquy.

Images: (1) Dog and Bone Installation view; (2) Shoot the breeze script, (3) Shoot the breeze installation view

'Dog and bone', photo by Nanna Klith Hougaard

'Shoot the breeze', photo by Nanna Klith Hougaard

'Shoot the breeze', photo by Nanna Klith Hougaard