Pensiero Stupendo (self-portrait), HangarBicocca’s version, 2017

Binaural audio track installation. Environmental dimensions

Within the public space of Take Me (I’m Yours) exhibition, Ruth Beraha lets visitors partake in a moment of extreme intimacy, site-specific conceived for Pirelli HangarBicocca: an invitation to dance, whispered in their ears. The physical reality of the exhibition space overlaps with the sound of the artist’s voice declaring her love, recorded in that very place. The technology employed makes it sounds three-dimensional so that reality and fiction blur together in a disorienting way for the listener. Playing on the subtle divide between public and private, the work presents visitors with an experience that is personal and individual, yet also shared and collective.

Please listen with earphones or headphones / da ascoltare con auricolari o cuffie

All images Courtesy Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri