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ALL THE WORDS I ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU

Participative Text-Sound Installation, 2011
stereo, 9'


Presented at:
Wired Kingdom. An Exploration of Electronic and Digital Media Art.
Collective exhibition at The Arts Center of the Capital Region - Troy, New York
September 2011

This work aims to reveal the intimate desire of writing and the process of allowing myself to express things that are “unsaid,” or private thoughts. Rather than revealing secrets, this is about opening a true dialogue with a possible interlocutor, whether this person is real or imaginary, to create a collective work. These thoughts then become concrete words—the desires are translated into writing, and they become traces that cannot be erased, forgotten, or unsaid. In the composition, many different sound recordings of places in Italy and Germany belong to my own memory.
These sounds, like the words, become a unique track for eternity.
On an old wooden table lay around 400 strips of paper with phrases written on them. Each phrase aims to disclose desires to express in words.
The sound composition emerge from the speakers installed in the half open drawers. Each visitors are invited to take a strip, read it, reflect and respond in a small notebook with their "words that she/he always wanted to tell (me)".
It becomes effectively throughful communication with a complete stranger, where "me/artist" becomes the communication medium.


Supported by: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York (USA)