Pause Translation - Continue Translation

4 x speakers, amplifier, 2 x projections, randomisers

2021

 

Collaboration with Neil Ferguson

The work follows a trail of interaction between humans and computers. The software throws out unexpected information by passing texts, sounds, and images into computational languages that program designers didn't plan.
 
The projected images are scans of linear drawings initially made in response to sounds generated by a score writer program. Later the words produced by the Image > Text translator application were fed back into a score writer software, generating a new sound file. Next, this file was converted from .mp3 to .doc format and back again. Within the exhibition space, digital equipment creates randomised orders of images and sounds, creating a short-lived iteration in a potentially infinite chain of translations.