The ‘whispering machine’ converts spoken language – whether it is spoken, screamed or chanted – into a whispering. What is spoken into one horn is getting transformed immediately and displayed in form of a whisper through the second horn. When noone is speaking into the horn, the machine itself will start whispering short aphorisms and requests to speak.
Whispering as a special language channel evokes urgency, intimacy, a secret and is also an expression and means of social separation. Often interpreted as a sign of reluctance or powerlessness, its strength lies in focusing attention on what is being said.
materials: metal horns, acoustic foam, microphone, vibrationspeaker, Max/MSP