Group exhibition, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
1. Tinnitus is a Medical condition that causes you to hear ringing or roaring sound that only you can hear, a sensation of noise that is caused by a bodily condition and typically is of the subjective form which can only be heard by you, the one who is affected by it.
2. As far as I remember, as an Iranian, there were always a repeating buzz sentence: “all the options are on the table” There are no president of United States of America who didn’t claim the same thing. On the other hand, my government always want to shout “death to America”. there is a real power struggle, an intense one. I’m not playing any role in this game, I’m just simply in it, and no one can hear me, no one can hear us!
the installation description:
There is a rope on a table, 7 meters long, like those ropes using for Tug of war contests. Inside the rope there are several piezo sensors, two direct mics, an amplifier, FM transmitters, wires and batteries. All these devices are embedded inside the rope which make it some kind of wireless digital instrument. On the ground there is some signs for showing the playground, and there are a table next to the field with a big ear sign on it! When the game starts and two persons pull the rope, a noise can be hear from the ear on the table but you should be really close to it. I want audience to hear the sound of power struggle, but the sound of the rope itself, the sound which come out of it. This installations function as reminders of how power is inscribed into our surroundings.