One Thousand Voices is an immersive sound installation, produced by Owanto in collaboration with Katya Berger, 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, most testifying openly, the installation projects sounds and stories of survival and resilience. The voices weave together to create one collective narrative.
The ensemble brings to light the complex issues surrounding FGM/C. The mélange of voices, accents and languages derive from 33 countries in Africa, parts of the Middle East and Asia, and the ever-growing diaspora, and tackle the very taboos that often leave others silent.