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1 channel for conducted sound


[Conducted sound can be perceived by people with normal hearing as well as those with impaired hearing - problems in the outer and/or middle ear]

Credits to Wouter Gordts

Part 1
Internal sounds recorded with contact microphones are transmitted by direct contact of the "stethophone" with the head (directly in the inner ear via bone conduction), creating a complete closed loop from contact recording to contact transmission. During this chain process, the sound is captured and perceived internally, as if it were produced inside the body, as opposed to the external medium of air.
Phonophorous Part-1. Croxhapox gallery, Ghent, Belgium (November 2010)
Part 2
Audible internalisation of electromagnetic (EM) emissions using conducted sound, bypassing the medium of air.
The participant is provided with a pair of earmuffs, a "stethophone" and an EM detector. Once the earmuffs are put on, the EM emissions are detected as the subject moves around the room where the electronic equipment is located, and are perceived when the "stethophone" comes into contact with the head (at different points).
The whole process is completely silent - no sound is picked up by the external ears.
Phonophorous Part-2. KASK, Ghent, Belgium (May 2011)
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