Maud Vanhauwaert designed the installation Lezer together with Kurt Demey as an in situ magical installation for multilingual poetry. The poem was magically opened up in various libraries.

 

Random passers-by hear a whispering voice with no indication of an external sound source. Confused and amazed, they follow the whispered poem, which can also be read on a printout on the reading tables. High-frequency sounds emerge in the air as a whispered sound.

 

In a second installation, passers-by lean their heads against a wall, where a poem in a foreign language can be heard.

The ‘bone conductor’ technique causes sound vibrations to enter the inner ear directly, so that the poem literally takes place inside the heads of the listeners.