After Words - CODAworx

After Words

Submitted by Kimberly Lyle


Location: Tempe, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team


Kimberly Lyle




“After Words” is an interactive sound installation in which the viewer’s participation causes basic units of speech to puncture the space, interrupting and overlapping yet remaining untied to any specific language. Inspired by early failed speech synthesizers that could only emit consonants and vowels, these structures house small circuit boards which trigger audio files to play at random when the connected funnel has air blown into it. Ultimately, “After Words” aims to create a space where sounds question logic, embrace nonsense, and untether the voice from language while revealing underlying connections between human and machine.