How can words propel cultural and social change?
The installation engages with the audience by means of language, giving room for re-appropriation, reassembly, reformation and re-reading of one of the most famous quotes, that embodies the will of social progress.
“Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Or are we? The installation takes the quote and dissects it into 8 single words. Through 8 speakers those words are then played back, changing the structure of the original citation. In an oscillation between sense and nonsense new questions and meanings evolve.
Octophonic text sound installation
Slingshot Festival, Athens, GA, USA