Rachael Finney

‘Un Parleur (All The Things That Could Not be Said)’ Rachael Finney 2014
An audio installation using an Akai 1972L reel to reel player, three-quarter inch audio tape and headphones.

Interested in the material qualities of voice and the acousmatic the work explores the implication of voice within writing. Being unable to fully identify the author of the letter the artist has digitally vocalized its contents further dislocating it from an existing and embodied origin. This disembodied voice is returned to the physical as a three-meter long tape loop. Activated by the viewer the loop is fed and played through the machine, each time slowly destroying itself until only the internal organs of the machine can be heard and the authors voice is finally returned to silence.


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