Une Genealogie Des Grandes Oreilles
This book presents the iconographic research conducted by artist Lauren Tortil over the past three years on Big Ears: the military surveillance devices that call upon mediated listening. This genealogy reaches beyond the principle of lineage. In 460 images, Lauren Tortil articulates her thoughts through material from various registers: paintings, film extracts, technical drawings, photographic archives, etc. The reading is accompanied by a booklet with three texts and pictures annotated by the artist. Exhausting, recontextualizing and shifting its subject beyond the initial military territory, this book reminds us that listening practices are deeply intra-connected to politics, science, medicine and art.