We lived our Ordinary Lives (audio)
by Daya Cahen
Audio installation with 5 synchronized speakers
5 min loop, 2011
In the sound piece We lived our Ordinary Lives excerpts from the statements of guilt from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia are made into a sound-composition.
You hear the perpetrators apologize for their crimes and at the same time make excuses. “I was young, I just lost a child, alcohol influenced my actions”. The voices, coming from 5 different speakers, placed in different locations, tumble over eachother and form a collective voice of guilt. It emphasizes the position of the individual within the masses, which plays an important role in all Daya Cahen’s work.
The sound composition is also part of a videowork with the same title (2012)