I Canʼt Hear You, a piece conceived by Mohri after a visit to the São Paulo Bienal pavilion, in which two speakers create a type of sound corridor that the public is invited to go through, until they find the exact place where the two audio channels overlap and play in unison. The sound emitted from speakers is the voice of Daisetsu Suzuki, a scholar of Zen Buddhism, who tried to call America but failed when he appeared on Japanese TV program. Introducer of Zen thought in America, Suzuki had much influence on John Cage. To achieve this synchronization, the artist took into account the time of propagation of sound in this architecture—with this, the piece, in addition to a musical composition, can also be read as a sensory experiment of measuring space.
Exhibition history: Vento [Wind] (as a part of the program of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo)
I Canʼt Hear You