ORAKL, the interactive Ice speaking door

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An Ice speaking door of 8 meters is facing you.
It holds the key to your enigmas, melts in water and words.

ORAKL is a spokesperson and answers to your questions.
Inspiration time: from sunset to sunrise.

Project details

About The Project



Facing us is an ice doorway measuring eight meters by two meters. This block of ice sits outside. I imagine a large, silent, open space that brings to mind the dawn of time. A place of gathering. Its form is that of a door and its frame. It should evoke Egyptian false doors for the dead, miniature entrances to Etruscan tombs, the Romanesque doorway, or the Greek portico. It is a portal to another world, a vibrant source of inspiration, an ocean of speech. Above all a Speaking Door. In its essence, it holds the key to an enigma. It affords the citizen the experience of looking into a mirror - of peering "Through The Looking Glass." All this beneath the open sky; a spectacular speaking experience.

Itself made of water, it is a reservoir for the senses, a diamond, a totem, a surface that is translucent and super-sensitive. Because it melts it should be displayed outside. It speaks to something inside each of us. It answers us in mirror-images. It resembles us because it ponders our questions. It holds the answers that we can't ourselves see. It is an ORAKL, spelled with a K because it is modern and because it answers questions one-on-one.

We've forgotten our old rites and our common language. Our tongues are tied and we'll end up trapped in marble. We are alone with our questions.

We visit ORAKL during the night. It lasts just long enough to exhaust its ice-matter and its solutions or enigmas.

It also has a question-recording surface. This consists of a plate on the floor showing two footprints and this inscription: ASK ME A QUESTION



 

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The Story Behind the Project



ORAKL is a scenographic design and acoustic project. It proposes, following in the tradition, to invent a contemporary form of divination. I have been travelling from Cumes, in southern Italy where the famous Sybil offered her prophecies. Then to Delphes and to Dodone in Greece. And finally to Didyme, in Turquey. All those temples of prophetic words have an unique and specifically designed architecture, dimension, scenography, acoustic and are all related with the sacred. There, very often, birds fly like omens and nature looks like a huge mouth full of murmuring.

 

Teaser of the movie IF A SWALLOW DOESN'T MAKE SPRING, WHICH SWALLOW? a history of oracles who goes with ORAKL 's installation

My website if you want to discover the story of ORAKL

 

How Will The Funding Be Used



Iceremony - installation de glace et de feu - Manuela Morgaine - Nuit Blanche 2003

 

Designing & Making & Engraving & Carrying & Ironing the Ice ORAKULAR door with Michel Amann and all his crew - Crystal Group 

Designing & Making the electronic and acoustic system and the Live Treatment with Thierry Coduys - Le Hub

Building the pedestal of Questions-Answers ( bloc of resin containing recording systems and the spreading voices of ORAKL's consultants

Making & Improvising in live a Night & Day ORAKULAR experience - Manuela Morgaine - Envers Compagnie

Setting up & Outfitting the electro-acoustic cabin of ORAKL's cave

And all these type of things that an oracle such as ORAKL can't tell us about his divining cooking..



 

Project Packages

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  • 50

    50 $ PACKAGE

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    ORAKULAR Consultation.

    What you get

    1 live oracle on the Facebook page when the ORAKL officiates (every evening between 11 pm and midnight , french hour)

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    10/2017

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    ORAKULAR Consultations

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    2 live oracles on the Facebook page when the ORAKL officiates (every evening between 11 pm and midnight , french hour)

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    10/2017

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  • 200

    200 $ PACKAGE

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    ORAKULAR consultation & Invitation

    What you get

    3 live oracles on the Facebook Page + 1 VIP invitation at the event

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  • 500

    500 $ PACKAGE

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    ORAKULAR maker

    What you get

    3 live oracles on the Facebook page + 2 VIP invitations at the event + the name in the credits as co-producers of the installation

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    11/2017

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  • 1000

    1000 $ PACKAGE

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    ORAKULAR Experience

    What you get

    3 live oracles on the Facebook page + 2 VIP invitations at the event + the name in the credits as the co-producers of the installation + 2 VIP orakulaire performance in private

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  • 2000

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    Your Private ORAKL

    What you get

    ORAKL is MAD, and proposes to you personalized compensations, from 2 000 euros of donations. Contact us to know more about it.

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