aka PAM, the Parochial Audio Messenger. An off-spring of Jens Brand‘s Global Player project where sound is generated based on the earth’s topography. Rather than following satellites, here the track is derived from the phone number the visitor dials, which points to the target location. The resulting sound is played to both ends of the phone line.
As visitors probe a dictionary database, with each newly found word a frame is erased from a series of monkey clips and replaced with a solid colour. 51600 words – 51600 frames – 51600 colours, a price for every 1000th word found. Words spoken by speech synthesis, artist in gorilla costume explaining concepts, handing out prices. [more]