The Whole Inside is a generative sound mural combining artificial and human voices, expanding the plastic dimension of voice on contouring the body. The work confronts femininity and abuse, when the body is being depersonalised, subsequently dissociated as a defence mechanism to cope with a traumatic event. The harrowing polyphonic vocal composition is based on a text sourced from the Incels (involuntary celibates) forum. On debating how to murder a woman, some members of the Incels community propose diverse actions, one being to rape her then to “take a surgical knife, cut open her abdominal area and remove the organs”.
Since October 2018, the website ‘incels.me’ has been suspended due to the content that violated the domain’s anti-abuse policy.
Applying principle of conditional logic, the randomised audio is carrying on indefinitely, revealing itself over time to the experiencers.
Caution: the content could be perceived as disturbing.
Audio production, Pure Data programming, soldering, voice: Olivia Louvel.
Visual conception, 3D body scan, dots slides (design, film, editing): Olivia Louvel.
3ds Max animation: Antoine Kendall.
Technical support: Joshua Clark-Legallienne, Bob Morton.
Sound Diffusion Laboratory, Digital Music and Sound Art, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, U.K.
Open to public, Saturday 1st + Sunday 2nd, June 2019. 12pm > 5pm. /// Private view, May 31st. 4pm > 9pm
Made possible with funds from the Norman Cook Digital Music and Sound Art Breakthrough Award.
Exists when installed. To be reinstalled.