08/05/2019 – 12/05/2019

Mathew Kneebone, Techbane Monologue #5: This Frequency is Good Compared to That (2019)

Situated invisibly amongst the library’s electrical science collection during TUMULTINGENT 7 at De Krook

Techbane Monologue #5: This Frequency is Good Compared to That (2019)
The Techbane Monologue series are performative audio reconstructions of technical issues posted to online support forums by people attempting to troubleshoot a problem. Each segment within a monologue denotes a separate issue, but when edited together and spoken from a single voice, forms a portrayal of someone in an insurmountable quagmire. The complexity of each technical issue is described in terms that reference perceptible phenomena and cultural forms—such as the paranormal—to serve as placeholders for gaps in knowledge.
Situated invisibly amongst the library’s electrical science collection, Techbane Monologue #5: This Frequency is Good Compared to That presents a compendium of issues relating to the transmission of disembodied voices.