Overheard Conversations, 2018
Overheard Conversations is an immersive installation, activated by performance. Rejecting moral absolution and intellectual grandeur, this investigative work is an inquiry into the potential for the expansion and limitation of human connection in the context of the digital age.
An exploration of the themes of cyber-surveillance, self-censorship, collective consciousness and the self unfolds in a responsive audio-visual environment, in which everything said by the performer is amplified through a telephone call and transcribed. The prose is accompanied by a drone soundscape generated from the usually inaudible electromagnetic fields produced by the performer’s phone, highlighting the omnipresence of technology.
Produced by O.K. Ideas
Set design and build by Kiara Callender & Orla Carolin
Visuals by Kiara Callender & Orla Carolin
Script by Kiara Callender & Orla Carolin
Live sound by Kiara Callender
Ceramics by Orla Carolin
Actress - Megan O'Rourke
Many thanks to NeverFade London for hosting our 2 week residency.