Walkie – Talkie

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Impossible Dialogue / Titanik Gallery (Turku, Finland) / April 2019
Impossible Dialogue is a project using walkie-talkies. In the piece the communication system is de-contextualized, as it’s used as an aesthetic instrument to generate sounds instead of communication. If the dialogue seems impossible, content and noise merge together, generating electromagnetic resonances and interferences in the microphones, leading to a common sonority, from harmony to noise. Acting towards the busy street and riverbank by Titanik’s large windows, the artist creates a shift between looking and listening, between public and private space, and invites the pedestrian to listen to the electromagnetic phenomenon.

More test and videos from the residency here felixblume.com/impossible-dialogue

Walkie Talkie #1 (Motorola T50)
AB Setup: 2 x DPA4006 + Sound Devices 633 Recorder
Atacama Desert (Chile)

Walkie Talkie #2 (Baofeng BF777s x6)
ORTF Setup: Schoeps CCM41 + Sound Devices 633 Recorder
Minas Gerais, Brasil
Camera: Sara Lana