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English
Sprechmaschine
Jakob Scheid, Vienna 2001/02
70 x 33 x 25 cm, ca. 2 kg
Perspex, wood fiberboard, silicone, nylon, razor-blade, brass, metal needle, rubberized cotton, metal spring



Video: Jakob Scheid über die Sprechmaschine

The apparatus consists of a small wooden box to which a bellows – the “lungs” – is attached. On the opposite side is a rubber horn, the “mouth.” If the bellows is worked, air enters the box, the “windchest.” This air is fed through various flaps and valves, including the “nose.” The right hand works the levers and valves in the windchest, the left hand manipulates the flexible horn, which finally produces the “voice.”

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