World, Membrane and the Dismembered Body
Seiko Mikami
Brief description of the work:
Interactive installation that used amplified sounds of a person's internal organs as he or she sat in an anechoic chamber (Toop 2004, p. 11). The delay between the body's response and the repetition from outside makes the participant experience a fragmented body.
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Anechoic chamber, sound equipment, speakers
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
First version created in 1997 for the permanent collection of NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo; shown at DEAF(Dutch Electronic Art Festival) 'The Art of the Accident' at V2, Rotterdam, Nov 1998.
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
One participant at a time could follow the amplified sounds of his or her body.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
This artwork features in David Toop's book 'Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory (2004), Serpent's Tail
Floorplan, scheme:
Installation at DEAF98
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Installation at ICC Center
Key theme(s):
Intense engagement with a body; observing externalised internal processes; observing one's awareness of listening
Further context:


Video of an interview with the artist, explaining feedback loop of internal sounds in the space

Installation at DEAF98