Face-to-face with Talking Head

“Face-to-face with Talking Head” was a participatory bilingual live video installation in Museum of Contemporaty Art Kiasma 27 – 29 May 2015. In it the museum visitors could choose 1.) to view Talking Head in action on video screens in the foyer, 2.) step into the theatre and observe the situation like a spectator in an auditorium, or 3.) enter the stage, sit in a chair next to Talking Head and become the target of his stream of consciousness. While seated, both Talking Head and the visitor were seen on the screens in the foyer. If the visitor wished to attempt verbalising his or her own stream of consciousness, it was warmly welcomed.

Visitors were guided by two assistants, one in the foyer and one in the theatre. The installation was open 45 minutes three times a day.

Screens in the Kiasma foyer, photo Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Screens in the Kiasma foyer, photo Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Screens in the Kiasma foyer, photo: Helena Ryti

Screens in the Kiasma foyer, photo: Helena Ryti

On stage with Talking Head, photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

On stage with Talking Head, photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Facing Talking Head, photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Facing Talking Head, photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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