Chorus Effect

Joanna Bailie, Begüm Erciyas, Rob Ochshorn

A visitor to the installation is simultaneously ventriloquist and dummy — reading a text aloud in another’s voice and lending their own voice to a future visitor. These disembodied voices belong to an archive. A chorus of previous visitors grows over the length of the festival, creating an experience that is dependent both on each individual, and an accumulating history.

Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of manipulated field recordings and other sound media together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works incorporating camera obscura, and film.

Begüm Erciyas

Rob Ochshorn