strategies of compassion (2014)
audio, 2,04'. text: Maru Mushtrieva, google translate
In strategies of compassion, I let the phrase and/or promise "now it can only get better" to be transmitted by google translate in several languages. I delegate the function of compassion (emotional support) to the voice of a machine - the machine that was constructed in a way that in every language it has a female voice.
The rhythmic enjoyment from variations of this phrase is bitter-sweet given its allusive promise: it can only get better now because it can't get any worse. Moreover, the bodiless female is robbed of her active agency, she has no choice but to read anything you will ask her.