Title: Monophonic Delivery (Minions II)
Medium: Found objects, steel, glass, and the prattle of talk radio
Dimensions: 108” x 42” x 42”
On Monophonic Delivery (Minions II):
1.Using only one channel between source and loudspeaker. Also: monaural , Sometimes shortened to: mono (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound)
2.¬Of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line
1.a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power.
Monophonic is a system where all the audio signals are mixed together and directed through a single channel. Mono systems can have multiple outputs, and even multiple widely separated outputs, but all listeners hear the very same signal. In “properly” designed systems, all listeners would hear the system at essentially the same sound level. In music, monophony is a texture comprising a single line of musical tones (i.e. a single melody, or intonation, or cantillation). It makes no difference whether there is one singer, or several, or many singers - so long as they all sing the same notes together, it is monophony.
The piece displayed is a metaphor for the monophonic drone of talk radio and the tools used to manufacture a seemingly diverse set of outputs that repeat all the same conversations.