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faience, electric wire, 150 cm x 100 cm x 40 cm, 2009-10

In his “anechoic chamber” John Cage notices that silence does not exist because two sounds persist: one’s own heartbeat and the acute sound of the nervous system.
Tinnitus is an auditory sensation not linked to an acoustic origin outside one’s own organism. A buzzing, whistling or even a tinkling may be heard in the head or in the ear.
This work shows a huge set of earphones linked by a wire. They emit no sound towards the exterior. Yet the shape makes us imagine our own internal body sound, such as we cannot share with others ...

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