The Jingle Board Parliament


SI18 - Weekly Release #4


The format of this week's release is a jingle board arranged in the layout of a parliament! Each seat is a button that plays an audio snippet when pressed. There is no linear or predefined outcome but the listener can create a unique parliament conference themselves. Therefore, the meaning of the audio contributions can be changed and recontextualised. The contributions include a range from self-made recordings, movie quotes, excerpts and re-enactments of political speeches, sound effects, audio snippets from well-known videos on the internet and covers of European anthems.

Our take on this idea of the parliament is rooted in the influence that elements of pop-culture have on politics, and more precisely on shaping the characters and the voices that then inhabit a parliament. While much of the politics happens outside of official institutional buildings, yet the idea of the parliament remains a pure symbol of the place in which democracy is being performed. Let's renew the voices that are usually heard in political discourses!

Contribution by:
Supisara Burapachaisri, Kimberley Cosmilla, Francesco Luzzana, Miriam Schöb, Mitsa Chaida-Michelakou, Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Gersande Schellinx, Jian Haake, Emma Prato, Carmen, Erica Gargaglione

Erica Gargaglione, Miriam Schöb, Mitsa Chaida-Michelakou