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VOICE OFF

Voice Off, 1999

Installation. 2 channel video – sound projection.
Dimensions variable. First exhibited Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 1999

Related publications:

Voice off, Michael Newman, Download Link

Video Excerpt

How might the voice might be represented visually? A room is divided into two identical halves and the wall separating the room is the projection area. The videos on either side of the shared wall explore what the voice is in terms of possession and loss; presenting the viewer with two metaphoric narratives that unfold simultaneously. On one side a dream-like sequence enacts the personal, intimate and interior encounters that one has with the voice. On the other side, a man trying to work grows increasingly distracted as he tries to locate the source of the sounds he hears.

Voice Off installation view of the ‘dream-like’ sequence representing the voice at the Berardo Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal

Installation diagram

Video still of the listener's side

Video still of ‘dream-like’ sequence representing the voice

Voice Off installation view of the ‘listener’ side installed at the Berardo Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal

Video still of the listener's side

Video still of the listener's side

Video still of the listener entering the dream sequence