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1  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 07, 2012, 01:00:20 am
I agree that this whole discussion is not really for the arduino forum, and I welcome focalist to write me an email or whatever so that I can explain myself better. If focalist or any other person find my post offending I will take it down.
Just one last thing- I think what happened here is quite crazy. Being an Israeli Jew, you can still of course accuse me to be a racist, which I am most certainly not, but to say I am anti-western culture or even anti-Semitic will be pure ignorance or an acute case of lack of understanding. But again, I didn't believe I would come to this point and I don't want to annoy anybody.

2  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 06, 2012, 01:09:48 pm
I'm quite shocked of your response and though I don't have enough time right now to answer I will try to say something so that you and other readers of the thread wont get the wrong impression of me, my meanings and my work.
My work consist of nothing of the thing you imply it does, on the contrary. I think you are hung up on the text about Arabic, though it has nothing of hate in it. I myself don't know Arabic and Hebrew is my mother tongue so when I am saying that it is a made up language, you should take it as reflecting on my own language, with no hate or criticism for any other culture. From this point of view I am trying to bring a text that has confusion in it, a mixture of voices, none of them one can really relate to because the disattachment the weird syntax opposes. In those different voices what you cannot hear is hate or racism, but I guess some words can make people angry and for that I am sorry.
If something I think that it is like what our whole conversation is about- the way communication fails.   
3  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 06, 2012, 05:20:55 am
Its really interesting to me that you understood the text in such a way. Due to its complex or weird syntax I think it is a text that can be interpreted to a very different way, much more humanistic, about the confusion of man standing inside language itself, in a certain context of course.
I think that just praising technology for what it is  will be a little doll don't you think?
 
4  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 06, 2012, 04:52:34 am
Thanks again for your reply. I can see and understand your thoughts regarding my work though I must disagree completely to the direction on which you imply this work supposedly leading the readers or the audience to.  Again, I would never ask someone to do somethings against his or her believes so please don't take this answer as an attempt to convince you, rather as a way to explain my motive.
In the texts posed, there isn't any concealed meaning in the sense that whoever reads it understands exactly what can be understood,  the topic of Arabic for example doesn't hide any political views. The result should be like a mix of sounds and topics that has references to subjects that their  origins in cultural terms can be understood, but not exactly be interpreted, again, not because it is a secret but because that is the assent of language and communication.Virgins was another of your example and I'm surprised because it appears once in the text and as part of translated poem.
I really see a greater danger in finding every word or idea as a threat, especially as someone who do live in a problematic area and see what this kind of thought control can make. For that reason I addressed a community of creative people that can understand a more complex view of things.

Thanks again and sorry if any way i have hurt your feelings,
Avi
5  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 06, 2012, 02:24:46 am
First of all, thank you very much for taking the time and reading the texts.
Second, I'm sorry that i didn't explain my art project earlier but the texts aren't just bad translations but an experiment in language and the way that it is constructed.
All those texts went through a series of different translations and processing and came out to be slightly coherent  but bent in a way, that is that the listener can make sense somehow and even imagine the speaker, and yet understand that there are things inherent in the texts that forever will be misunderstood or just unexplainable.
All this will be implanted in a work name "Digital Palm" that reacts to the things happening in the exhibition space. it will be up in about two weeks in Tel-Aviv, so most of the audience will be native Hebrew speakers, which means, among other things, people who regularly use a made up 20th century language that uses and misuses other languages in it and consume translated culture, if it in English, French, German or any other culturally dominating language.
So, I will stop my long explanation here and again invite you to take part in the Digital Palm Project:
http://www.avimilgrom.com/texts.html
Thank you once again,
Avi   
6  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Contribute your voice to an interactive art installation! on: June 03, 2012, 05:39:15 am
Hi all!
I am creating an interactive art installation that a part of it composed of different texts in different languages read by as much different voices as i can find. For that purpose I would like to ask you to contribute your voice by recording yourself reading one of the texts I've uploaded and sending it back to me.
all the texts can be found here:
http://www.avimilgrom.com/texts.html
Thank you very much for your help!

Avi
 
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