‘Chatter’ is a crowd-sourced installation by media artist Birgitta Hosea. Featuring a number of animated talking heads that repeat short lines of meaningless conversation on a loop, the overall impression is of the babble of crowds, reminiscent of conversations on Facebook or Twitter. Incorporating animations by herself and contributions from artists and animators from all over the world, the project continues to evolve and grow into different versions.
The project grew out of Birgitta’s artist-in residency in the Division of Animation and Digital Arts, University of Southern California, where she asked staff and students of both USC and Central Saint Martins to create animations for her project. The first version of the installation took place in the USC Cinematic Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, USA from 28th October to 5th November 2010.
To date, the following artists have contributed work to the project: Isak Åkerlund | Daniel Arce | Javier Barboza | Maliha Basak | Adriani Bastouni | Laura Cechanowicz | Lisa Chung | Chris Colman | Cecilia De Jesus | Silvia Villar Espina | Seti Erfan | Pru Feria | FF | Safiya Greensword | Birgitta Hosea | Chen Huang | Mark Jackson | Daisy Jacobs | Miguel Jiron | Ashley Jones | Gregory Jones | Patrick Jones | Linda Jules | Amy Lee Ketchum | Brandon Lake | Hannah Lau-Walker | Karl Lawson | Yang Liu | (Emily) Chunhui Meng | Prakash Mohanty | Stefano Morandin | Louis Morton | Ourania Mourta | Rodrigo Ortiz | Eric Tortora Pato | Ignasi Pi-Sunyer | Stephan Pretorius | Silvia Sardellaro | Emma Shorey | Tom Sito | Frankie Swan | Natasha Tonkin | Jovanna Rebecca Tosello | Sam Watterson | Josh Wedlake | Christopher Wilder | Dan Wilson | (Michelle) Hsiu-chi Yang | Krisztina Zaja | Ying Zhang