Alexandra Naledi Holtman
Being inspired by shapes and objects that both absorb and echo sound, this work seeks to create a space of intimate sonic transferral based on parabolic receivers and cup phones. One is invited to participate in a conversation across a space bridged by string and sound, where the information exchanged exists only between the two bodies in connection. the title is derived from the work of Roy Ascott, British artist and author who explores potential implications and reflections from increased technological connection. The term, 'telematics', is used to describe the ability of technology and the internet to connect physically separated individuals via an invisible pathway (Ascott, 1990).