We had a dream. In a technology-powered utopia, all human beings can finally have the equal power of speech. Sadly, it is not yet reality. Many people...

I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?)

Location:

Queen Elizabeth II Gates
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?) - Vivid Light 2019
I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?) - Vivid Light 2019

Event Details

Artist:
Xin Xie: Adam Hsieh (Australia)

Collaborators:
Xiaojia Rong (China) / Zhe Wang (China)

We had a dream. In a technology-powered utopia, all human beings can finally have the equal power of speech. Sadly, it is not yet reality. Many people among us find that their voices are not always heard by the others, often because the digital divide or power structures makes them feel less valued than they should be. 

The interactive light-sound installation I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?) aims to question inequality in the digital era. Who decides how far our words spread? What determines the content appearing in our feed or search results? Why is communication becoming a zero-sum game? 

An array of LED light poles generates a space between two people. As they use their voices, they start a ‘conversation’ of light and sound, eventually watching a vividly colourful world unfold before their eyes.

 

Country represented by installation: China

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