by Esther Hunziker
launch date: 06/23/2010
restored html5 version & installation: 2011

site is coded in HTML5; use actual browsers which support HTML5 like Firefox4, Safari5, Chrome8, Opera11, IE9
turn on sound, download flash
navigate by clicking text and images or click numbers to switch scenes
no crash guarantee for old browsers

thanks to:
Dave Phillips for his voice and recordings: www.tochnit-aleph.com/dp
thefreesoundproject for their tones and sounds: www.freesound.org


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Dump is a work about abstract language. Communication which pretends to say something, but does not. The substance seams meaningless and incomprehensible. The work interconnects abstract spam-mail texts with schizophasia, a disorganized speech characteristic of schizophrenia. In the psychotic disorder of schizophrenia, the ability to filter and process information is disturbed. Our brain normally acts as a filter for information from the senses, helping the brain pick out which nerve messages are important. A breakdown in this filter might lead to 'information overload' - and contribute to the confusion often experienced by schizophrenics.
DUMP uses visual and auditive technics to build up a situation like it can be provoked by such a brain disfuntion. The text blocks used in the work are exlusively spam-mails, which in formal are rarely different from the speech of schizophasia. → download full project description (pdf in german)

dump was funded by:
Kunstkredit Basel Stadt: www.kunstkreditbasel.ch
Sitemapping, Bundesamt für Kultur: www.sitemapping.ch