listening ; the trace of our passage
‘The trace of our passage’ asks the questions: why do potential futures always include humans? Why can we not stop being egoistic and consider, simply, our extinction? The installation is composed of a short science fiction novel, a memorial and a video.
Vibrations are used as a relic of civilizations. They unify all on Earth as everything perceives it – you, a tree, and a cloud of gas. It then seemed an accurate way to transcend human perspectives.
; the video
Please listen with headphones for a complete experience. Soundtrack ‘Korīs’ has been created by Roxas.
The video transcends the viewer into a tangible scenario by using contrasting visuals and a confronting viewpoint. It contained two opposed moments: the chaos of the extinction and the calm after human annihilation.
; the memorial
The memorial is a window (2,5 x 2,5 meters) of burned wood and covered with a sound-proof fabric. Inside, a rusted metal plate is suspended with small rocks on top. The novel is hanging aside on a fragile cloth.
Through an exciter, the plate is transformed into a speaker and display the score of civilizations. It makes the rocks vibrate to the symphony of past memories.
; the score
We started with a pragmatic analysis of civilizations, to understand why and how humans have lived and died. It has created a rhythm. The score stands as a trace of what humans were like and resonates endlessly. It tells the story of humanity without words, transcending its disappearance.
Our research retraces the history of humans, from -6 million years ago to today. We divided it vertically into 4 time-periods, and vertically into 5 continents.