VOX HUMANA in the Sahara
in global context
for amplified solo voice from a speaker covered with sand
In this sound performance a speaker is lowered into an approx. 1.5 meter deep hole being successivly covered with more and more soil. Meanwhile, the speaker is playing the sound of a human voice screaming. The voice sounds consequetivly more suffocated as more soil is piled on top of the speaker. Without narration, this installation is about the slow motion transformation of a repetetive sound - the human voice - which dives down into the subterrean world of shadows. Beyond the earthly endeavors the voice touches Earth's interior and, through this material, tells the story of the transformation of the Conditio Humana on this planet.