olivia d’cruz


SPREKER VOOR DE DOVEN (Speaker for the deaf)
Installation
2020                                            

Based on the ideas of Bruno Latour, Speaker for the deaf , a collaboration between philosophers, biologists and artists, urges us to include more-than-human voices in political exchange. 
Questions asked by The Parliament of Things: "What does the political voice of a crab, an eel or a porpoise sound like? How can non-humans best be represented in our democracy?...”
These ceramic sculptures depict the hearing systems of real and imagined creatures of the North Sea. Each sculpture is coupled with a fictional eulogy and a soundscape.
Speaker for the deaf was the winner of the Parliament of Things Design Competition 2020 and was on display at Nemo Science Museum, Amsterdam in November 2020.

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