Two-channel audio and video installation
8 minutes 36 seconds
Installation dimension variable
This work is an immersive audio installation with moving images functioning as a light source to illuminate the space. Audiences are invited to sit on wooden stools and benches surrounded by ferns and amber fossils of cockroaches. The audio combines multiple found narrations and texts performed by both human and computer-generated voices. The voice-overs start from President Obama’s 2016 state of the union address and jump across various subjects ranging from inherited trauma, the search for aliens, and sex robots. The topics almost seem unrelated to each other yet the combination of each element creates and reflects the idiosyncratic moments that build toward the year of a political tipping point.