OPN Studio – The Pure Voice
   

a project carried out at WRO
residency EMAP Expanded 2022

OPN Studio – The Pure Voice
   

a project carried out at WRO
residency EMAP Expanded 2022

The EMAP/EMARE program is co-financed by the “Creative Europe” program of the European Union.

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Neutrality in tone or vocal timbre, being applied to the current social categorization of gender, results the ultimate, perfect, and genderless voice – The Pure Voice. An unlabeled voice. A pure voice because, in essence, we are all water. The Pure voice deletes tonal nuances, that identify the associated gender, through a live personal records modification process by tackling it from the visitor’s perception though a MIDI interaction. Participants will free their gender voice through a translator software, by shaping, modifying, and defining their own voices. This show will offer the visitor the needed tools through a MIDI controller to allow them to modulate their voices until reach a genderless voice from their own perception.

The installation uses, as a recode element, something as pure and relative to human being as water. The water acts as a transmitter medium, purifying and stripping categorizations, showing the human essence. The voice of the participants passes through it, providing the genderless essence, deleting gender bias. The key visual element will be represented by a digital water audio Spectro showing visitor voices interaction.

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Susana Ballesteros and Jano Montañés are OPN Studio. Their experimental work during the last decade has explored the intersection between the fields of Art, Science and Technology, being articulated through the language of electronics, robotics, video and interactive installation. Recent shows include NTMOFA Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Würth Museum, LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Kapelica Gallery, ARS Electronica.