Danae Io

The lips, the lisp, the slip of the tongue

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



The video explores voice modelling, voice donation, algorithmic prediction and the incomputable. The work examines in parallel the process of modelling the mouth to the process of modelling the voice, questioning modelling as a scientific/technological technique, by considering it as a means of producing reality, rather than merely an observational tool. What leaks from the model? Can the multiplicity and complexity of the voice be contained in an algorithmic model?


Danae Io is an artist based between Amsterdam and Athens. She holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute and has previously studied at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her research and work she is concerned with voice, language, legibility, the technological, and the incalculable. Using video, sound and text her work questions dominant grammars and leaves room for the unintelligible.