for two performers, analogue and digital voices, printer, microscope-camera, objects, recorded sounds and loudspeakers
Over the course of nine months, the artists engaged in a fitful exchange of materials, ideas and recordings. Sometimes, as the challenges of their day-to-day lives got in the way of their artistic ambitions, the pair exchanged descriptions of physical ailments and frustrating circumstances. At other times, a lonely pet budgerigar named Flupsi acted as a conduit for collaboration, his song making an animalistic intervention in a dialogue mediated by machines. Here, their dialogue is transformed in a performance using human speech, machine noise, and voice synthesis software – each element ofering its own lament for the absent bird.