Chaotic arrangement for 66 voices, 2021

Sound installation

Chaotic arrangement for 66 voices is a hybrid device that explores the sensory potential of technoscientific practices; the device produces, isolates and observes a phenomenon, while being contaminated by a set of non-scientific elements that negotiate a new horizon for experimental methodologies. Concretely, the device detects the chaotic movement of heat inside a volume of water, but does not attempt to transform this data into scientific knowledge in the usual sense. Instead, he creates a potentially endless and never-repeated chorus of vocals, which is nonetheless representative of the dynamics at play within the container. The device is inspired in particular by an experimental device, Helium in a small box, designed by Albert Libchaber at the end of the 20th century in order to unlock the secret of turbulence.

Studio view