The Audio Mirror


Kyle Rose

This piece seeks to highlight the ways that the documentation mediums surrounding audio act as a mirror.
Participants are led to question the notion of a cohesive and singular subjectivity through an audio version of Lacan's "mirror stage".
This mirror stage is, of course, complicated in the context of post-modernity and the death of the subject/subjectivity.
The piece has participants speak into a microphone, which processes their speech and spits it back with a reversed reverb.
This mirroring places the subject in a position of experiencing a detached representation of their "self", calling into question all of the ways that we come to view ourselves as singular subjectivities.



click to play/pause audio, best listened to via headphones

Installation Location: VAC 111
Microphone, Audio Processor, Speakers, Scrim, Light, Participant

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VAS2250-002 >>UWO2013