The Hercules and Leo Case
The Hercules and Leo Case creates sound arrangements on the basis of voice and language. The human voice is an instrument for an artistic research that explores the relationship between animal-like sounds and differentiated speech, or from simple noises to music produced in a variety of ways – broken, deconstructed, rhythmically and medially extended.
Inquiring, experimenting and improvising, The Hercules and Leo Case explores the gray zone between nature and culture, using literature, film, music and science, or for example a New York court case which attempted to give two captive chimps, Hercules and Leo, human rights. The case gives the collective its name, and is symbolic of the concept: giving a voice to the unheard, unheard-of treatment, invisible concealment, so that the incomprehensible can be heard.