utopia - Composition for armchair. 2011 with Lale Rodgarkia-Dara
The “Ohrensessel” is an armchair which was rebuilt as a radio reviver with speakers in its backrest. A old radio, with is positioned close to the object, has the function of a mini-pirate transmitter.
In the middle of this interaction resides the recipient. The sound starts only when a person sits down on the armchair.
The Radio emits a footage composition from audio material of different radio broadcasts dealing with the topic of utopia. Certain fragments out of the permanent field of communication and information around us were received, sensed and abstracted. The traces of fading words can be heard literally in the back of ones mind: A kind of subtile internal media echoe can be perceived.