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Singapore Voices: An interactive installation about languages to (re)(dis)cover the intergenerational distance
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8121-9263
2011 (English)In: National Academy of Screen and SoundArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Singapore Voices is an interactive installation, integrating sound and image in aseries of touch-sensitive displays. Each display shows the portrait of an elderly person,standing with the hand turned outwards, as if saying: “I built this nation”. Two displayscan be seen in Figure 1 below. When the visitor touches the hand or shoulder, they heara recording of the speaker’s voice. Chances are that the visitor will not be able tounderstand the language spoken, but she or he will indeed grasp much of all that is, in amanner of speaking, “outside” of the words - elements of prosody such as phrasing andspeech rhythm, but also voice colour that may hint at the emotional state of the person.Then there is coughing, laughing, a hand clap and so forth. Such paralingual elements ofvocal communication are extremely important and furthermore, their meaning is quite universal.

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Australia, 2011.
Keyword [en]
sound installation, interactive, language, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Malayalam, Cantonese, Singapore, intergenerational, installation
National Category
Art History History Interaction Technologies Literary Composition Music Social Anthropology
Research subject
Art, Technology and Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177663OAI: diva2:874012

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Available from: 2015-11-25 Created: 2015-11-25 Last updated: 2015-12-15Bibliographically approved

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