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 text to speech function and a computerized voice. The looping audio of the computerized voice rapidly alternates between pairs of words until it arrives back at the first word spoken. Beginning with a word generated from a computer 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 the computer began with, in this case the word “Architecture,” creating an infinite loop.