Intermezzo is a sound-installation. It deals with the presentation of analog photography, the pictorial representaion of the human voice as... Read More
Intermezzo is a sound-installation. It deals with the presentation of analog photography, the pictorial representaion of the human voice as a „portrait of man“ and plays with national anthems, language and its semantics, as well as the construction/ deconstruction of identity.
"Intermezzo"is a special part of my photographic artwork "Soundportraits", in which I translated the human voice into the portrait of a person by using sub frequencys as well as pitched sound files of the actual recorded voices.
Intermezzo features three different national anthems (Italian, japanese and turkish). there is some momentum of competing against the other anthems by interrupting the other parts as well as singing together. As the peace progresses I mixed them up so that the semantics don't make any sense anymore like a Dada Poem (Tristan Tzara, Kurt Schwitters). By manipulating the arrangement of the different anthems it seems like the international singers speak short phrases in German language like "Kamera, Gurke, Tomatensoße"-playing in humorous ways with some clichés of their home countries:
transcription of the manipulated phrases:
Gurke, Thalia, Gurke, Thalia (4x)
(Bam, bam , bam, bam, ba)
Mama. Kaka. Mama. haha
"Tamara"-"Ja". "Kamera". "Ja"
Oh, Ich küsse Panther-Katze, Cappuccino, Cappuccino.