Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov – Breakfast

Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov, CYLAND MediaArtLab
Programming by Alexey Grachev, Sergey Komarov
Voice by Ivan Govorkov
Installation, 2010

Breakfast Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov

An LP with the picture of fried eggs is turning on top of the radio-recorder Latvia. The LP is constantly skipping.The viewer can turn the radio’s two knobs in different directions. On the left, a male voice is captured; on the right – a female one. The viewer can tune them at his own discretion. The voices can intersect in a dialogue,be separate or overlap. The object’s principal theme is the difficulty of mutual understanding, of a dialogue. A man and a woman only air their thoughts and feelings, but they don’t hear each other. a woman’s statements are more emotional; those of a man – more didactic. These are like different waves in a radio. Each participant transmits his/her wave on his/her own frequency. Through the participation of a third party (a viewer, a stranger, a witness), a temporary dialogue can be created.