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Each speaker in the installation Witness 2000 transmits a voice telling a story. A wide variety of languages represent testimonies from all over the world. The witnesses describe the experience of an encounter with UFOs or creatures from other spheres. A range of similarities emerges in the descriptions and in the type of language used to describe the experience. An inexplicable vision that might in previous centuries have been described as a religious experience is articulated here in the language of science fiction. Whether imagined, real or hallucinatory, the testimonies demonstrate an essential need for belief in the possibility of a further dimension, in something beyond the rational.

Witness 2000
Approximately 400 speakers, 10 audio tracks, each with multiple recordings; wires, lights
Courtesy the artist
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