Memories of the mouth: Pandora Archive

Memories of the mouth: Pandora Archive
By Florencia Curci and Agustín Genoud

Friday, 21 Oct. 2022, 00:05 CET, Deutschlandfunk Kultur 
Production: Bauhaus University Weimar / Goethe-Institut / Deutschlandfunk Kultur 2022
Length: 50’00

A future society has created a memory to archive all the voices of the world: Pandora, a bioinformatic memory, is supposed to help better understand linguistic creatures. But are its memories accurate?
In the northern Amazon, the practice of vowel splitting is found. Multiple creatures speak with one voice emanating from different places. Researchers refer to this as “induced auditory hallucinations.”
This is just one of countless phenomena documented in the Pandora Archive. Florencia Curci and Agustín Genoud offers a tour of the collection of vocal figures.
The duo from Buenos Aires was guests at the Radio Art Residency Weimar from April to June 2022.

The residency is a joint project of the Goethe-Institut and the Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus University Weimar in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin and the ACC Galerie Weimar.

Florencia Curci works as a sound and radio artist, performer and curator. She studied Expanded Music at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina. Since 2017, she has directed the CASo Sound Art Center for artistic research on sound, experimental music and social acoustics. 

Agustín Genoud works as a performer, musician and researcher in the fields of contemporary voice, performance, post-humanism and new media. He studied media arts, data science and AI. He teaches and conducts research at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes and the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires.