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Caixa Postal

Lea Taragona

Edigma Semibreve Scholar winner

Voices are heard on the phone, an ephemeral choir that sings and talks about the voice in search of a recipient. A generative sound documentary that emerges in a period of absence, in which voice messages, often listened to on headphones, have become a way of inhabiting others and being inhabited. Brandon LaBelle says that the voice "excites or haunts a listener to recognize in the voice a 'someone' (...), someone I may hope for, or that I might also dread, or one that I may not even understand. (...) the voice announces the subject, however illusory or unseen, fragmented or fictional." This kind of technology of presence, these oral letters, raised the primary questions of this installation: where and when does the voice begin? to what or to whom does it refer? Caixa Postal is a living archive of messages after the beep, vocal folds and eardrums vibrating in the direction of the voice and its affects.

Edigma Semibreve Scholar winner

Caixa Postal

by Lea Taragona