a very scientific sound & distance study

Gobi Desert, Mongolia; Hanoi, Vietnam
actions & drawings

While in the Gobi Desert, I conducted a performance study measuring the maximum distances at which the human voice can be heard, depending on variables of gender, language, emotion, time of day, and climate. I wondered, what is the maximum distance at which laughter can be heard? Anger? A sneeze? Hopes and dreams? Since the distance a voice can travel overland changes with the ground-/air- temperature differential, I performed two studies: one at dusk and one at noon, both times with a male and female voice. Measurements were converted into metric units by pacing exactly 1 km of the Trans-Mongolian Railway (which the Russians rigorously marked out in meters). The photo-documented study was followed by an extensive series of works on paper.

see very scientific drawings

http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_05 DSC00846_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_03 DSC00826_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_01 DSC00788_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_02 DSC00814_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_11 IMG_2336_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_06 Liz_at_Noon_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_04 DSC00819_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_09 Luke_at_Dusk_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_12 Trans_Mongolian_Railway_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_02 Graph 1_web.jpg
http://astheworldtilts.com/files/gimgs/th-9_03 Graph 2_web.jpg