Speecheoke

Concept

The audience are invited to perform a selection of speeches where CC captions are used to turn a speech into karaoke. Some of them may be from film, from historical public speeches, from debates, from talk shows. From Greta Thunberg's "How Dare You" speech, to the president of the network speech about companies taking over the world in the cult classic "Network" to the duets of Žižek & Jordan Peterson to Gillard's "I will not be lectured by this man" can be reenacted in karaoke format (but without the cheesy music) where audiences can plainly follow the text and easily voice these important monologues and dialogues through history.  

Installation

Sculptures

Your Second Hand

VR Imaginary Friend

Hear the Call

Speecheoke

Interactive 

Your Second Hand

VR Imaginary Friend

Hear the Call

Better Version of Yourself

Speecheoke

Dance Literacy

This is Your Life 

Equal Opportunity 

VR Imaginary Friend

Roaming

This is Your Life 

Equal Opportunity 

Performance

Speecheoke

Dance Literacy

This is Your Life 

Equal Opportunity

Exhibition

Sculptures

Your Second Hand

VR Imaginary Friend

Hear the Call

Better Version of Yourself

Speecheoke

Dance Literacy

This is Your Life 

Equal Opportunity 

Concept Phase

Better Version of Yourself

This is Your Life

In Development

VR Imaginary Friend

Hear the Call

Dance Literacy

Previously Exhibited

Your Second Hand

Speecheoke

Equal Opportunity 

Sculptures

Audience

In an exhibition audiences could try performing a Speecheoke piece in gallery hours in the space. 

For an event, similar to a Kareoke event (good for a bar event) people can select from the Speecheoke sheet list and choose a speech they want to perform.   

 

Space

A small platform or small space to act as a stage for speeches.

A projection at the back of the small stage. 

A small screen facing the performer on stage where the Speecheoke text can be read. 

This stage-projection-smallscreen setup could be inside or outside the gallery. 

Development

This work was shown in residence at ARoS Museum in Denmark previously and is relatively easy to set up, similar to a normal karaoke setup. 

 

Benefits

Chance for the audience to perform and re-enact one of their favourite monologues or dialogues in history. 

 

Challenges

Figuring out as a night event and/or if the work can be sustained in a gallery context during an exhibition. 

Covid Accomodations

- This could work as an online event, however ideally it is best live in person.