General artwork description

Objective
To elucidate the participants’ emotions/moods of social filter and how it impact their call to action for peace using sound recordings that provokes war and embrace peace.

Purpose to elucidate this emotions/moods based on the distortion created when participant is in the bubble. After which the participant will be subjected to hear short audio clips of speeches and they will rate and answer the short questionnaire. Then through the senses of touch there will be a switch of audio input and from there participant will be subjected to hear short audio clips of speeches and they will rate and answer the short questionnaire.


Concept

This project derived from the phenomena of society spectacle, where every aspect of daily surroundings are distracted from their initial meaning or purpose, as per said by Debord:

“All that was once directly lived has become mere representation,”

This was pointing to the importance of images in the contemporary society but this as well in our opinion, applies to any other aspects of influence, including sound and audio.

We would like to provoke some concepts with:

  1. What will the participants hear/listen when placed with bubble
  2. Will the interference or noise from the outside (provided by speakers out of the bubble) cloud their judgment/understanding?
  3. After the interactive touch (senses) to change the audio input, will the interference or noise or messages (inside bubble speakers) cloud their judgment/understanding? At the same time interference or noise from the outside (provided by speakers out of the bubble) has effect to their judgment/understanding of the message?

 

Conceptual framework of the artwork:

  1. What will the participants hear/listen when placed with bubbleTo mimic the influential messages that we are bombarded with everyday, be it from higher authorities, influential people, family, friends, strangers etc. and do we filter them into our own accord. The bubble acts as a filter/distortion device as messages passed may not be accurate or manipulated.
  2. Will the interference or noise from the outside (provided by speakers out of the bubble) cloud their judgment/understanding?We assume there will be interference as there are so many distractions in our current setting of the world. Although our brains can shut down many of the white noise, we would like to bring forth that idea to the participants and heightened their hearing senses.
  3. After the interactive touch (senses) to change the audio input,Interactive switch that provided to participants to add the element of fun and how they control their decisions to use their sense of touch and decision making skills on whether to press the switch and expect something.

Interactive touch that acts as the influence to the signal input and passes through the device then filtered into what is heard by the particiapant wearing the device.

  1. Will the interference or noise or messages (inside bubble speakers) cloud their judgment/understanding? At the same time interference or noise from the outside (provided by speakers out of the bubble) has effect to their judgment/understanding of the message?

With two sources of messages flooding to the participants on the influential messages that we are bombarded with everyday, be it from higher authorities, influential people, family, friends, strangers etc. how do we response to that jangle of noise and do we filter them into our own accord. What does it provoke us? Is it comprehensible to make decisions? Attune to the understanding and other ideas put forth.

From all of these questions, will it lead to peace? Or more conflicts? Or conclusive outcomes?