[ISEA2000] Poster: PHILIP SAMARTZIS & CHERISE FONG – Espionne

Poster Statement

Espionne lives in the fifth dimension. She is the illusion between time measured and time perceived, between material comfort and inner paranoia, and she lies at the border between signal and noise, at the point of irony between high expectations and low technology. Espionne lurks in the matrix of underground signals and overground surveillance in public transport. She is the spark of imbalance who must kindle the flame of social anarchy for survival. She is therefore a collector of human voices, profiles, thoughts and emotions who infiltrates the urban subnetwork in order to re-inject its patrons with the nevroses of their peers. Espionne is nothing but a rumour, presented to you in the form of a web interface, a sound installation, and a thirty-minute poster.

  • PHILIP SAMARTZIS is an associate professor in Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice and teaches Sound Cultures in the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • CHERISE FONGĀ makery.info/en