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Mask/Mirror is a sampler to process recordings of spoken language in real time. The sampler follows both sound and meaning criteria in sorting, organizing and processing samples and in formulating utterances. It is a software tool based on max/msp and a speech recognition software interacting with Alessandro Bosetti's voice during performances.
In the Kunstradio performance of the piece Alessandro Bosetti and Mask Mirror will interact with phone calls coming in from listeners.
"A blank mask I can put on my face – and my voice – it's also a mirror that lets me browse and talk to my memory while I am watching into it. All mirrors are masks and vice versa. Both are tools enabling identity."
Mask Mirror has been developed in collaboration with Harvestworks Digital Arts Center in New York and STEIM in Amsterdam.