Speaking Characters – invited by Wannes Deneer | 2022


Speaking Characters is a series of sounding sculptures.

Each sculpture has its own visual and aural character, together they form a polyphonic choir.

A speaker is a seemingly simple object that can reproduce a complexity of sounds and emotions.

Wannes Deneer studies every part of a loudspeaker and its effect on the sound.

By physically manipulating his speakers, cutting, gluing and adding other materials, he models the sound physically. In this way Wannes creates his own characters.


Wannes Deneer: concept, creation, composition

Meryem Bayram: artistic advice and creation

Marie Peeters: Dramaturgy

Tuning People: production

Overtoon: residentie

met steun van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap