A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
A: Seven or more groups of 50 to 60 helium balloons (assorted colors), each carrying a portable radio. The size and the material of the balloons is calculated so that their ‘life-time’ would correspond to the length of the exhibition. The number of groups is calculated according to the size of the exhibition space. The exact number of balloons is calculated according to the weight of each radio. the balloons are released right before the start of the exhibition, and should land near its closing time. The balloon groups are themselves divided into two or three subgroups. All radios belonging to the same subgroup is set to the same frequency. The exact number of the subgroups is calculated from the size of the exhibition space. A wireless microphone is attached to one of the balloons of the second (and subsequent) subgroup(s).
B: One narrator carrying a wireless microphone. During the exhibition he/she talks to as many audiences as possible. The narrator improvises, a) descriptions of ‘collaboration pieces’ which verbally connects two or more otherwise non-related pieces in the group exhibition, and/or, b) descriptions of ‘ghost pieces’ which verbally constructs an otherwise non-existent piece in the group exhibition. These descriptions should preferably contradict each other and vary every time.
A + B:
The description of the narrator, along with the response of the audience, is picked up by wireless microphone, delayed for 30 and 60 minutes, and transmitted to the radios in each respective balloon subgroups. The voices played out from the radios are again picked up by the wireless microphone attached to the second subgroup, submitted to a further delay and deterioration, and recycled throughout the exhibition time and space.
Tokyo, 23 June - 3 July 2010