One Thousand Voices is an immersive sound installation which amplifies an ensemble of voices collected from around the world. It is a collection of audio testimonies from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting survivors. Using various languages, some speaking anonymously, some testifying openly, this project mixes sounds and stories of survival and strength derived from cutting. The voices weave together to create one collective story.
This installation brings to light the complex issues surrounding FGM/C. The mélange of voices, accents and languages derive from over 30 countries in Africa, parts of the Middle East and Asia, Latin America, and the ever-growing diaspora. They tackle the very taboos that often leave others silent.