heard words by BAT studio transcribes conversations onto paper
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apr 23, 2013

heard words by BAT studio transcribes conversations onto paper

‘heard words’ by BAT studio transcribes conversations into print-outsthe space is occupied by a series of hanging printersimage © andy matthews



‘heard words’ by UK’s BAT studio creates a modern day scribes’ office. situated in an un-used shop, the installation interacts with visitors as they speak – transcribing their words using a series of machines located around the room. the various devices detect conversation, immediately printing out the verbal exchange onto streams of paper. the spatial environment highlights hundreds of previously (mis)transcribed snippets of spoken word to be read from the streams of card. over the course of the festival, the room will become increasingly full of different user transcriptions – creating a physical sculptural record of data collected from people who have engaged within the space. often funny, the paper records seem to read as bizarreconversations or monologues, streams of consciousness that move fast between concepts and juxtaposed statements. additionally, the installation incorporates a digital stream, which uses twitter to broadcast the information.



as visitors speak their (mis)heard words are printed onto streams of paperimage © andy matthews



‘heard words’ installation video
video courtesy between art and technology



the paper creates a verbal history of the space for future visitorsimage © andy matthews



and gradually the spaces fills up with previous recordingsimage © andy matthews



speak and be rememberedimage © andy matthews



all the ‘heard words’ are recorded on a live twitter feed



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