Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing survives like survival, 2010

Chair frame, loudspeaker, cable, amplifier

size variable


Each loudspeaker plays a certain set of words that is repeated by a man until he runs out of the breath he took before. The 4 sets were formed by using an English dictionnary's options to translate 4 German terms that all describe qualities needed for a convincing (social) performance, e.g. strength, accuracy, authority, endurance. Due to the missing context the translations open into many different fields and thus lack the seemingly precise meaning they had in German.

The sets are played irregularly - there might be all at once, just one or even none at a time.