(SI/NL 2017, 14 min)
The Vala project experiments with the linguistic and vocal registers of female voices that are used in (wellness) interfaces. Vala is a wellness AI, whose androgenous instructional voice gradually becomes poetic, sensual and female. The name Vala comes from Nordic mythology, where she is the female shaman, and from Blake’s mythological poetry, where she’s the representation of nature. Vala shows a path towards a future, representing a new harmony between the virtual and physical, digital and analogue, reason and intuition, man and nature.
Project is supported by Mondriaan fonds, The Netherlands, and Ministry of Culture, Slovenia