No(t) Music, Centre d'Art du Fort du Bruissin, Francheville, 2009

(Background: Plateforme, Nicolas Floc'h)

 

 

 

Autoportrait au Schizophone, lambda print / dibond,

55 x 73 cm, 2006

 

 

 

Sound Art, Art Cologne, 2006

 

Schizophone

Sculpture / acoustic prosthesis

6 x 8 x 20 inches, edition of 5, 2006 (PVC, resin, neopren, felt)

 

Schizophone is the first prototype of the Disorientation Headphones Project initiated in 2006. It proposes acoustic prosthesis altering one's listening habits, revealing how our ears are continuously used not only as communication devices but also as orientation tools. The two cones focus on sounds coming from each side of the listener. By both amplifying sounds and splitting perception of left and right ears, the Schizophone creates a strange stereophonic effect on the soundscape and reveals soft sounds usually unheard. By its unusual way of moving and specific listening postures, the user modifies its attitude and relationship to space.

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