Greatest Hits, video, 7:02 min - 2018

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Greatest Hits, video (7:02 min loop), wood, lacquer, vinyl, digitally printed fabric, sand - 2018

 

Greatest Hits draws upon an archive of onomatopoetic sound effects from comics published in Mad magazine between 1957 and 1988. This work is a collaboration with Almut Schwacke, a Berlin-based Foley artist, who created each sound effect for the video. The effects were generated using only the recording of sound produced by physical objects – without the use of sound libraries or digital sound production. Greatest Hits reifies and reauthors the comic-strip sound effects and their precipitating events, centering the legitimacy of female fools in response to a source that historically and continually excludes female contributors.