Kristoffer Ørum


Blindly Listening

Categories: [exhibition]

“While you are reading this text, which has been designed to be unreadable by computers, everything that is said in this room is being recorded. A computer transcribes the audio files it has recorded and translates them into Danish, before it uploads the text to meter's homepage. During the exhibition, the carefully worded original English text on the exhibition space's website will be replaced by an unstable bilingual text, one sentence at a time: This text combines the speech recognition software’s interpretation of informal spoken Danish and the formalized English of the global art world, so we get a glimpse of a possible hybrid language capable of connecting local everyday experience with global conversations on art.”