EX MACHINA

EX MACHINA

Lipsynch

From its most primitive expression; a baby’s cry – to its most sophisticated; opera singing – the human voice is a select locus of identity and emotion. Lipsynch explores its many manifestations, declensions and implications through different procedures that convey and reproduce it.

Telephone, radio, sound tracks and silent films, playback and postsynchronization: singing voices, synthesized voices, voices of the conscience, voices of blood relatives, voices from beyond, hallucinated voices. Nine stories unfold in nine hours, focussing on nine protagonists whose lives answer, relay and echo each other.

As in The Dragon Trilogy and The Seven Branches of the Ota River, the singularity of individual destinies is superimposed on the magnitude of collective history, forming a gigantic modern fresco in the image of our modern world, fragmented and plural, burlesque and tragic, and layered with multiple languages, sounds and meanings.