Manuaali is a kinetic audiobook on the world beyond techno-optimism. This sonic and scenic construction combines literary narration, graphic notation and algorithmic processing into an experimental performance form that deconstructs the underlying biases of commercial audiobook formate. In total, the work opens up new possibilities for the emergent materiality of language to surface.
Manuaali forms the first artistic component of Klaus Maunuksela’s doctoral research project in the Performing Arts Research Center in Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki. Previous variants of the work have been performed in Platform Gatt, Reykjavik (2021) and in Magito, Helsinki (2022). virate.me is a live art syndicate specialized in production of sound, text and visuals. Group’s website and archive of works: virate.me
- Text, dramaturgy, voice: Klaus Maunuksela (Performing Arts Research Center)
- Composition and sound design: Walter Sallinen
- Visuals and coding: Ville Niemi
Work is supported by TTOR (Uniarts Helsinki)