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

Based on the ideas of Bruno Latour, Speaker for the deaf reminds us to include the innumerable non-human experiences in political exchange and warns of the consequences of ignoring them.
Question 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? The aim of the competition is to come up with an instrument or method related to three urgent North Sea cases that represents the interests of non-humans while linking technology, human /non-human and society."
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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