institute for transacoustic research
institut für transakustische forschung

stille post

stille post

"stille post or "chinese whisper" is an interactive installation about communication in an inert system. Different recording devices, like tape recorders, are uncovered and connected to each other in line. Any information (ex.: sound) going through is modified by recording and playing. So this devices work and look like their own
inner electronically units.
The setting is an analogy to (miniature) towns and (enlarged) cicuit-boards.

Like in the game a visitor can whisper something (information) through a "cub-phone" to the machine-system. Every device modifies incoming information with its parameters and transfers its interpretation to a neighbour. At the end the original Information is mutated into movement, pictures and sound. The complexity of networking information-systems is due to personal modification and technical errors creator of innovations.

concept und realisation: matthias meinharter