trying to be a perfect circle

single channel audio, 4 min, looping
2017

Trying To Be A Perfect Circle is a single channel looping audio piece consisting of a text to speech computerized voice function. The looping audio of the computerized voice rapidly alternates between pairs of words until it arrives back at the original word. Trying To Be A Perfect Circle uses similar derivatives from Call/Response to produce the work except with word associations only. Beginning with a word generated from the internet and working within the limitations of a digital thesaurus, I source words based on associated synonyms. The algorithm or set of rules that I follow is a simple back and forth gesture of my own associated synonym responding to a previous word and the thesaurus’ first associated synonym responding to a previous word. The only directive within this game of back and forth word associations is to end with the first generated word I began with, in this case the word “Architecture,” creating an infinite loop.