Oracle, performative object, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2018
Oracle, performative object, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2018
Oracle, performative object, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2018
Oracle, performative object, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2018
We can not resist the ultimate and peremptory nature of communication. In the communicative process, part of our attention tightly adheres to the object, forming a single organ alienated from us, which no longer obeys us but enjoins us. The speaker’s throat, the air through which the sound waves pass, and the listener’s ears form an organic unity. We are not able to break this unity at the level at which it occurs. We can’t stop perceiving a communicative message — it arises too rapidly for us to decide to see or not to see, to hear, or not to hear, to understand or not. 

Oracle, intervention, performative object, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2018

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