J u l i a n a H e r r e r o
Media Sound Installation
Steel cable, mini speakers, stereo sound in loop – electronic voicest; variable size (about 200cm x 300cm x 240cm)
“Milieu” is a sound floating landscape that transmits audible intimate messages and news in whisper ton using “found footage” coming from the Internet Social Networks. The texts are traduced into electronic voices (machine voices) by means of an open source software. These are musically fragmented and re-layered in a sound collage, acoustically deconstructing the original data. Engaging with the increasing blurry boundaries of private and public spheres of the actual virtual worlds, “Milieu” questions the meaning of reality and opens reflection about the intimate relationship “human being – technology” in times of hyper connectivity.
Personal insights and public crises of social structures are depicted in the daily flow of nowadays communications, specifically in internet social networks. This osmotic and permeable matter that expands from electronic and wireless artefacts is travelling at different frequencies around us. The artwork comments on the density of this invisible traffic reflecting messages captured wall to wall. The immersive ethereal network structures follow the concept and diagrams of distributed networks as suggested by engineer Paul Baran in the 1960s. The emitter environment displays a sound collage in which narratives originating in the internet social networks are randomly overlapping. The collage, an embodiment of virtual creatures, whispers intimate messages and news. The machine voices attempt to deconstruct the original data expanding it into a new fictional reality.