Manuaali is a kinetic audiobook on the world beyond techno-optimism.

The work combines literary narration, graphic notation and algorithmic processing into an experimental performance form that deconstructs the underlying biases of commercial audiobook formate.

This research performance based on the interaction of one performer and sound technology brings the unpredictable materiality of the recorded human voice to view and examines it from the perspective of translatability and meaning formation.

🗞️ Research article of the work, ”Kinetic audio book – translation as a performative strategy” by Klaus Maunuksela was published in Tiede & Edistys issue 4 (2022). Article is in Finnish.

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