ONE THOUSAND VOICES
One Thousand Voices is about transformation.
The culture of abuse and violence against women and girls is profound. The voices stand in solidarity with the millions of women who have undergone the ritual. They are breaking the silence.
The piece is composed like a symphony — voices are recorded on a smartphone and sent via WhatsApp– with several movements, elements and choruses. The use of analogue and digital creates a bridge between the past, present, and future linking the archival images from the Flower series (2017) and the audio installation from One Thousand Voices (2019). The monotonous crackling undertone of a broken record alludes to the coming of a new age - as said in the french idiom “change de disque!” which translates to “change the record!”.
In addition to this transcultural narrative, it is important to merge the artistic and journalistic forms. While the flower poetically plays a healing role and attempts to metaphorically change the narrative in Flowers Series —from victims to heroines— the collective voice of women and girls united to say “no more” in One Thousand Voices breaks the silence and literally changes the narrative.
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