RAQUEL KOGAN

Reler (re-read)

Raquel Kogan

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Work: The installation “reler” is comprised of one wood bookstand filled with 50 untitled books, similar to any traditional library. All of the books are apparently the same, same color, all of the same width and height, identified solely by the golden number engraved on the spine. But, they are not your usual books. They are books to be heard and not read. Short beloved excerpts, the personal choices of a number of 50 people invited to participate in the execution of the installation, with each book having an owner, and a voice. Upon opening the book, the interactor has his face illuminated, and a built-in audio-recording system with integrated circuit, sounds out a pre-recorded voice of the one who selected that excerpt reading from his favorite book, for a maximum of four minutes. Simultaneously, in the expository space, all of the texts being “read” from the removed and opened books will be added one to another by one interface connected with the computer, forming the quadraphonic sound of the ambient in real time. Thus, creating a palimpsest of voices, timbres, languages…which continually changes as new books are removed and returned. In this interactive immersive installation, the presence of the user and his individual choice is a part of many other individual choices which, together, will form the voice of the installation.
Image: Reler, sound interactive installation, 2008.
Photographer: Raquel Kogan
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Abstract:
The installation “Reler” is comprised of one wood bookstand filled with 50 untitled books, similar to any library. All of the books are apparently the same, same color and all of the same width and height, identified solely by the golden number engraved on the spine. But, they are not your usual books. They are books to be heard and not read. Short beloved excerpts, the personal choices of a number of 50 people invited to participate in the execution of the installation, with each book having an owner, and a voice. Upon opening the book, the interactor has his face illuminated, and a built-in audio-recording system with integrated circuit, sounds out a pre-recorded voice of the one who selected that excerpt reading from his favorite book, for a maximum of four minutes. Simultaneously, in the expository space, all of the texts being “read” from the removed and opened books will be added one to another by one interface connected with the computer, forming the quadraphonic sound of the ambient in real time. Thus, creating a palimpsest of voices, timbres and languages which continually changes as new books are removed and returned. In this interactive immersive installation, the presence of the user and his individual choice is a part of many other individual choices which, together, form the voice of the installation.
Biography:
Raquel Kogan: BA in architecture. Awarded at the Transmedia Itaú Cultural in 2002, made reflexão # 1, also shown in Ciber@rt in Bilbao. The investigation in digital media continues: projeção, 401; au.to re.tra.to 1, ocupação#1, reflexão#2 in the kinetic digital exhibition at Itaú Cultural and ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, reflexão # 3 in the Festival Art@outsiders, Memória do Futuro in Itaú Cultural, File Sao Paulo / Porto Alleger and in the exhibition Instant at SESC. The video BMG 8970 was accepted at the 15th Vídeobrasil Awards; [[[prog: ME]]]; Rencontre Internationales Paris / Berlin. The object rever in featured at the Cultural Center of Spain in Montevideo, and the installation mov_ing in the Transitio-x Festival, Ctrl C + Ctrl V at SESC Pompeia and code_live in Vancouver. The interactive video installation ponte in being performed at SESC Paulista, Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires and the exhibit Agora / Ágora; the installation reler is presented at the 4th biennial of art and technology Art.ficial Emotion, participated in the File 2010, being awarded by File Prix Lux.
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Abstract:
A instalação interativa “Reler” consiste em uma prateleira de madeira com 50 livros, semelhante a uma biblioteca. Todos os livros aparentemente são iguais uns aos outros, mesma cor e mesmo tamanho, identificados unicamente por um número dourado estampado na sua lombada. Mas, não são livros comuns, são livros para serem ouvidos e não lidos. Pequenos trechos prediletos, escolha pessoal de 50 pessoas convidadas a participar da execução da instalação, cada livro tem seu dono e sua voz. Ao abrir um livro, o interator tem seu rosto iluminado por um led, ao mesmo tempo que um sistema embutido de gravação de áudio com circuito integrado, especialmente desenhado para a obra, dispara o som pré-gravado da voz daquele que selecionou esse trecho do seu livro predileto, com no máximo quatro minutos. Simultaneamente, no espaço expositivo, todos os textos sendo “lidos”, isto é tirados da prateleira e abertos, vão se somando uns ao outro por uma interface conectada ao computador, formando um som quadrifônico no ambiente, em tempo real. Criando assim um palimpsesto de vozes, timbres, idiomas que vai se modificando continuamente a medida que ocorrem novas retiradas e devoluções dos livros. Nessa instalação imersiva interativa a presença do interator e suas escolhas pessoais são parte de tantas outras escolhas individuais, que juntas, formam a voz da instalação.
Biography:
Raquel Kogan: Formada em arquitetura. Premiada no Transmídia Itaú Cultural 2002, faz reflexão#1, apresentada também no Ciber@ em Bilbao. A investigação em mídias digitais prossegue: projeção, 401; au.to-re.tra.to 1, ocupação#1, reflexão#2 na exposição cinético_digital no Itaú Cultural e no ZKM Centro para Arte e Mídia Karlsruhe, reflexão#3 no Festival Art@outsiders, Memória do Futuro no Itaú Cultural , File São Paulo/ Porto Alegre e na exposição Instante no Sesc . O vídeo BMG 8970 vai para 15º Vídeobrasil; [[[prog:ME]]] ; Rencontre Internationales Paris / Berlin. O objeto rever é exposto no Centro Cultural de Espanha em Montevideo, e a instalação mov_ing no Festival Transitio-mx, Crtl V+Crtl C no Sesc Pompéia e no code_live em Vancouver. Executa a vídeo-instalação interativa ponte para o SESC Paulista, Fundação Telefônica de Buenos Aires e a exposição Agora/Ágora; apresenta a instalação sonora reler na a 4ª bienal de arte tecnologia Emoção Art.ficial, participando do File 2010, sendo premiado no File Prix Lux.