Inner Voices (2012)

Inner Voices draws directly upon the artistic material previously produced for the previous work, Intérieur. The absence of the performers is here materialized by matching the spatialization of their voices with the movement of the 3D images. Encounter with a woman’s delirium through intensified sight and sound, the film is inspired by David Lynch and Sarah Kane’s atmospheres.
Inner Voices is specifically designed for an immersive environment. Likely to produce kinesthetic sensations in the spectator, this type of environment offers an impressive dramatic potential. The feeling of immersion can be described as a physical, sensorial, and emotional experience in which the participant has the strong illusion of being an integral part of the image, which is often constructed according to trompe-l’oeil principles. Thanks to digital tools, contemporary trompel’oeil can be more pervasive and can alter perception in general, not only vision. By the use of 3D imagery, the human voice, and sound spatialization, trompe-l’oeil becomes trompe-sens.


Artistic Direction: Martin Kusch and Marie-Claude Poulin / Voice performance: Marie-Claude Poulin and Emma Waltraud Howes /
Images: Malte Niedringhaus, Franz Schubert and Martin Kusch / Sound composition: Alexandre St-Onge / Image and sound editing: Martin Kusch

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montreal

With the support of:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des Arts de Montréal



Openings festival,
Vienna, AT

Glowing Globe festival,
Rijeka, HR


National Museum of Contemporary
Art, Athens, GR

Planétarium de Nantes,
Nantes, FR


Kaluga Media Arts festival, Kaluga
Planetarium, Kaluga, RU

Thinktank Birmingham,
Birmingham, UK

ContentArt festival, Karlsplatz,
Vienna, AT

SATfest, Society for Arts and
Technology, Montreal, CA


Leicester, UK

Domefest Jena,
Jena, DE

SATfest, Society for Arts and Technology,
Montreal, CA

New Currents festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA