Year of Creation: 2003
Technique: IR Simultaneous Translation System with 100 4-channel receivers
Crowd is an installation designed as a dark and empty space where people are allowed to walk freely with no specific direction or purpose.
Using individual audio equipment (used for simultaneous translations), each visitor had an individual receptor that allowed him/her to alternate between 4 separate channels at any time. Each channel transmitted a different audio track: a soliloquy, dialogs between the members of a family, political speeches, and the amplified sound of the visitors footsteps on the exhibition's floor.
The installation addresses issues of individuality, identity, social dialog and isolation in the context of an anonymous crowd that comes together and dissipates after a social event, such as an art show.
Crowd was a site-specific project developed at C.H.E.L.A, Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano (an old asbestos factory transformed into a cultural center in the city of Buenos Aires). Crowd was made in collaboration with Juan Pablo Feralt and Gabriel Rud.