Friday, March 13, 2009

What it all means to me.....

I have chosen to keep the wires, cords and power boxes all exposed. This reflects the concept of religion being an organized set of interrelated ideas or principles. These stereos are in some way organised and connected as they are all being powered my the same plug. They are also in a way very unorganised as the cords are a bit of a tangled mess on the floor.

The antennas are up becuase it connects the art works more to GOD. They are receiving messages from the lord above.


I didn't know how i was going to communicate to people that I wanted them to interact with my work.
I wanted my work to be all about making your own choices, not getting told what to do.

I made this small piece of text to go on the plinths next to all of the stereos.
It is not in your face and is not really asking to be read. It is just there.

It is supposed to somewhat resemble a column in a bible.

I have included all of the jumbled up sentences because for me, when I read the bible it is like reading gibberish. I do not understand what I am reading.

I also chose to put it on there because it reads rather poetically and I find that rather lovely.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A way of recording...

I would like so know how different people interpret my work.
I find that if you stand in one place and listen for a while you can start to form sentences.
But only after a while.
If you don't take the time to listen then I don't think you could make anything out from it.
So I will put a bible and pen with my work so that people can write in it if they feel the need to do so.

Making the Audio

Ok, using Verbose text to mp3 software [] I will make a series of short pieces of audio.

Unfortunately since I am using a free trial version of the Verbose software I only have a choice of three voices. All of which are not very interesting sounding. I will have to manipulate them quite a lot in order to get the 'Godly' sound that I am looking for.

I have decided the best way to go about it is to make each word a separate file.
Originally I was just going to make one long sentence and then cut it up but this is lazy and may ruin the sound.


I chose to go for the female voice and add a few effects to it. I put heaps of reverb on the voice to give it that Godly sound. I had trouble with some words as the computer didn't seem to be able to pronounce them properly. "No' and "The" were the most difficult words to get sounding right. What the fuck?

I am very lucky because all apart from one of my donated stereos has a 'repeat all' function. I would like to keep the CD's playing over and over. I realise that since I am allowing people to play with the buttons this function will sometimes be turned off but I can just keep checking on it.

Each track is aroung 2 to 3 seconds long. So I should be able to put over a 1000 tracks on each CD to keep the CD running for at least 80 minutes which is how long the CDs I have bought will play for.


Learnt something new today.. CDs can hold only 99 tracks.
This is unfortunate because now i only have about 5 minutes of audio on each C.D.
Thank god for 'repeat all'.

Some sentences have less than 7 words. I will make some 'silence' to go in the place of those words.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

9 sentences

I am the Lord your GOD.

You shall have no other Gods before me.

And forgive us our trespasses.

You shall not murder.

You shall not steal.

And lead us not into temptation.

But deliver us from evil.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not screw your neighbour's wife.

So on CD player number 1 you will hear:

Number 2:

Number 3:

Number 4:

Number 5:

Number 6:


Number 7:
Before Me (This one has two words because this sentence has 8 words but I do not have 8 players)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This morning during stand up, Alex told me about this.....

This is some definite bull shit propaganda.
A geological group who drilled a hole about 14.4 kilometers deep in the crust of the earth [in Siberia] are saying that they heard human screams. Screams have been heard from the condemned souls from earth's deepest hole. Terrified scientists are afraid they have let loose the evil powers of hell up to the earth's surface.

'The information we are gathering is so surprising, that we are sincerely afraid of what we might find down there,' stated Dr Azzacov, the manager of the project in remote Siberia.

Some douchebag called Age Rendalen said this-
"I must confess that I laughed when I heard your account... I did not believe one word of it, and commented to my friend that Americans sure were gullible to believe that hell could be physically located to a hole in the ground. I cannot even begin to tell you what a shock it was to me when I returned to Norway and found the newspapers full of reports about this incident. I knew immediately that if there was a hell, I for sure would end up in it. A tremendous fear took hold of me, and for two nights I dreamed about fire and screams until I surrendered to God and committed my life to his hands for safe-keeping".

This is exactly what sort of reaction they want people to have. How awful is it that people are being scared into believing in God? That is totally fucked.

Some tests with sound.

Originally I thought that I might have some moving image projected onto the wall behind the stereos. I scanned images out of different religious readings and put them together. However, I think this actually looks rather crap and I will not be using it.
Instead, I would actually like to rip the pages out of the religious readings and stick them on the wall.

After downloading some text to talk freeware, I began playing around with recording some text.
Unfortunately, because I am using freeware there is not much variety in the voices I can choose from. I only have three to choose from from. They all sound very 'computer'.
However, they sound alright once I put some sweet effects on them.

This is me having a wee play....


Floor plan...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

This is what I want to do...

So this is how I explained it whilst I was drunk.

These are some drunken comments and suggestions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I do not know

Ten Commandments

a list of religious and moral imperatives
"the ten terms".
Various denominations divide these statements into ten in different ways, and may also translate the Commandments differently.

I am the Lord your God
You shall have no other gods before me
You shall not make for yourself an idol
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy
Honor your father and mother
You shall not murder
You shall not commit adultery
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife
You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbour

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Some ideas...

I must admit that I have a total lack of ideas for this project.
I would love to come up with 20 concepts before I chose one but I don't think that is going to happen.

This is what happens when I try and think of ideas...

This idea is based on the general idea of systems and cybernetics.

It could look like this...

This would be projected.

16 small videos.
All of different people doing the same thing but in strange environments.
Would show how environmental changes affect how a system works.

This is looking at a biological system interacting with a technological system.

I like this idea and since I am lacking ideas and also running out of time, I will go with this concept.