speakers, custom electronics
1m x 1m x 0.6m
Installation consists of steel bars, woven belts, plastic parts, mask with built-in microphone, speakers, mic pre-amplifier, 7 watt amplifier
'Exploded Monologues' is a wearable machine that allows the user to literally send his voice to one or more of the four different speakers, each of them located approximately one meter from the mouth of the user. A control interface with four different buttons enables the user to choose where his voice will be heard. An additional mask containing a microphone is worn to prevent the listener from hearing the performers voice directly.
Expanding upon the idea of technology amplifying and exploding the limits of the body 'Exploded monologues' was thought as a performance tool that expands the possibilities of the narrative. The user is able to simulate different characters and play with the sonic space perceived by the listener bringing the idea of surround sound and high fidelity into the realm of physical performance.