Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s novel “UBIK”, N3KROZOFT’s eponymous project began in a dark room with a chair, a table and a telephone.
When a visitor picks up the telephone, he hears fragments of UBIK dialogues and vocal interventions of previous visitors.
Should the visitor react to what he hears and start talking into the phone, his voice is automaticaly recorded and added to the sound database, thus adding new elements to a constantly evolving and entropic memory that can be accessed through the phone speaker by the next visitors.
In front of the sitting visitor, a projection displays graphically the complex sound processes occuring in real time.
UBIK’s first phase was exhibited at [plug.in], Basel, in October 2004.