[ISEA2006] Artist Statement: John Mallia – Transcriptions (2003)

Artist Statement


Transcriptions is an interactive installation that takes the form of a guest book and typewriters prepared with sensors and loudspeakers. Visitors may sign the guest book with a pencil amplified by means of an attached phono cartridge, making the physical recording of their signature audible to others in the immediate vicinity. Visitors are also invited to use the manual typewriters to fill out comment cards. A computer analyzes the rhythm of each user’s typing and generates continuously varied audible responses, spatialized among an array of loudspeakers situated within the typewriter cases.

  • John Mallia (US)