Waves in a void
“Waves in a void” is an interactive sound installation about isolation and failing contact, against the countless growing number of communication media. The attempt to call outwards becomes an echo of yourself and ends in a noise of information. The message has annihilated itself without ever reaching it’s destination.
You can take a seat, make a call, but who’s actually listening?
The telephone is the selected communication medium of the past century. Hardly anything else is so representative for communication, language, and connectivity. You now have the given opportunity to completely submit yourself to the medium. And if you dare, you enter an almost intimate connection with the medium. The position which you place yourself awakens a feeling of shelter and fragility, with the knowledge that your words could reach the entire globe.
But do you have the courage to speak?
If you do, you will realize that all the promises were just hopes. Everything you have to say will return and get entangled in a feedback loop. Re-spoken, re-recorded, re-sent, re-copied – your words find no termination, become aimless, echoing through you with no sender and no receiver. And with each repetition a piece of the original is lost, until only the common information noise of the world remains. You are both sender and receiver, but who else but yourself have been reached by your words?