Monument to the Memory of the Idea of Internationale
Interactive sound installation, dimensions variable, 2010.
The Monument to the Memory of the Idea of the Internationale starts with an unassuming music box that will remain silent unless a visitor comes closer and activate its handle. The instrument plays the Internationale anthem. The music is picked up by a microphone, travels to the speakers in another room where it is in turned picked up by other microphones, etc. The music ends up being played outside by a big pyramid of speakers. The revolutionary anthem gains in volume as it travels through the site but somehow, some of its power also gets diluted in the process.
Monument to the Memory of the Idea of Internationale, installation view, Manifesta 9, 2012.
Monument to the Memory of the Idea of Internationale, installation views, Manifesta 9, 2012.