Language Art in the Age of Panophonia
This article calls attention to the hybrid genre of voice-based performances and its blending of the supposed binaries of human and machinic speech. Using the concept of panophonia, the author refers to the animatronic sculptures of speaking figures created by Ken Feingold and to Mark Böhlen’s talking robots. Through their comparative analysis, the author explores different poetic metalanguages both artists create to deconstruct communicative structures that demarcate post-human era.
panphonia, voice-based performances, aurature, synthetic voice, speech synthesis, Ken Feingold, Mark Böhlen
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