The installation „DISPUT“ is an architectural sound- intervention. 4 artificial columns are working like loudspeakers. The sound will come from the architecture itself - talking columns.
The columns which are across to each other will say „Yes“ and the other respond „No“ one after the other for 3 minutes. After finishing, the other two columns will start with „No“ and „Yes“. Different combination of languages have a similar phonetic sound which doesn‘t show the opposite
meaning anymore. For example „Japanese (So = Yes) and Chinese (Zuo = No) or ththe German (Nee = No) and the Greek (Naí = Yes), ...
These controverse minimal conversations can be seen as a political disput in a same way as a disput between genders or different aged people. It is a sound recording which as a certain monotony and a meditation aspect, in which the meaning gets in the background but is always there.
Combinations of languages
Japanese - Chinese
Arabic - Russian
Arabic - Farsi
Brandenburgisch - Sächsisch
German - Chinese
Tagalog - Korean
mmh - em
Korean - German
VR exhibition view from DISPUT at Changwon Sculpture Biennale/ Republic of Korea 2022