Het project

Repeat After Me is an interactive installation that registers voices and gathers together visitors to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. Visitors are invited to scream, moan, whisper, cry and cough; just about everything except talking. Layering the recorded voices together makes each visitor a component of one powerful voice that argues with an algorithm without being physically together. Repeat After Me gives playfully answers to the technological appropriation of the voice and celebrates its humanity in all its facets, in a time when the boundaries between real and spurious and between people and data are blurring.

Commissie

Are humans becoming robots or are robots becoming more human? The interactive installation Repeat After Me poses many, sometimes uncomfortable questions, about who has the greatest say when it comes to our interaction with technology. Moniker has turned this into pure poetry. Voice recognition is playing an increasingly important role in our daily activities. At which point can we no longer separate humans from computer? Repeat After Me does not provide an answer, but demands attention for our relationship with machines and algorithms, and the extent to which they allow room for humanity and diversity.

— "Repeat After Me by Moniker demands attention for our relationship with machines and algorithms, and the extent to which they allow room for humanity and diversity."