Strophebodies are performers. They consist of speakers, wires and a microcontroller which generates music based on the algorithms they are programmed with.
Speakers are generally meant to be transparent; heard but without physical presence. hung up high and out of sight in theater, or behind a screen in a cinema. But since so much sound and music is created electronically and without any performative moment they could be credited as the performers.
After making several installations and performances in galleries and museum spaces I grew tired of trying to hide the speakers and decided to allow them their own bodies.
as part of “pacific bodies” at Galerie am Flutgraben, Berlin, June 2016
as part of “fictional matters” at Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, December 2016