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Monitoring Pareidolia (sound bottles v2)

“Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists (e.g. in random data).”

This piece consists of four bottles siting on shelves. Two of the bottles  transmit sounds being monitored through a built in microphone and two have small speakers inside them playing the sounds transmitted from the two monitoring bottles. Because the sound is being monitored from the inside of a bottle and listened to through a bottle it is extremely abstracted. The act of listening to the bottles takes on the same imaginative, play like experience of listening to sounds though a large sea shell.