I chose to animate Florian Hecker's sound piece, "Chimerization," which is on display at the MoMA as a part of the museum's first sound art exhibit. Chus Martinez, the Department Head of dOCUMENTA, writes, "'Chimerization' is a term Florian Hecker uses to allude to [a] complex operation: the artificial attribution of the properties of one voice to another."
The artist produced the text for this audio with philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. In the full version, the text is read aloud in English, German and Persian. According to Martinez, if we "[consider] every movement in the reading, every vocal gesture, every decision dictated by intention or experience, we can begin an infinite choreography of transmutations. An encyclopaedia of properties, of vocal traces, presented and then activated in a piece that combines and recombines the fabulous possibilities of a profuse identity - unsustainable, unintelligible and rich with possibility."
Audio: Florian Hecker, "Chimerization."