Feminine Channels

2018


The four speakers record the female experiences of social changes. They play different soundtracks which function as four stages. One plays the news softly representing the mundane life; the second speaker is looping Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman, just like someone keep talking and talking to herself; the third stage is the consciousness and memories of a woman, which recording the uprising history of women in modern life; the final stage is the emotional station of female, reacting to the other three stations, switching between laughing and crying. The news is set to a low volume as if the constraint of daily life is repeating restlessly. The emotion is automatically crawling or laughing in reaction to the environment. The third station is sometimes playing a part of a movie scene, an aria from the opera, or a random talk show about the women’s lives in the 60s. All these strata of voices and realities overlap together created a fabricated reality, a history of sound about the poignant history of the feminine.