Corrie herself writes:
'Whisper catchers: little drilling entities that stick to the wall in various places or have even dug themselves in a bit, trying to pick up hidden sounds. Cilia, antennae and feelers catch vibrations and send them to a central filter, where the sounds are separated. It is possible that we will only hear the sounds from the first period of the monastery's existence, while the rest ends up in a soundproof bag.
Will this Whisper Catcher expose hidden secrets from the 12th century?
Will you become aware of the traces that you will leave behind without noticing?
How will people in the future retroactively eavesdrop on us?'
This project has been running for more than a year. I had intensive discussions with Corrie about the question 'how do you make a unified exhibition out of so many different sculptures? In the course of those discussions, we visited the Bredelar monastery, where Corrie was immediately struck by the presence of the past, which was tangible, but no longer visible. This eventually led to the project she describes above, which will consist of 25 'drillers' (as she now calls the whisper catchers, I believe) and a central filter, where we can listen to the sounds caught by the drillers. The drillers will accompany us on our path through the exhibition and you will discover them in unexpected places. Sometimes they light up briefly, sometimes they keep themselves hidden – make no mistake, however: they are there!
I recommend you read the text Corrie wrote in November 2013: An exhibition as a visual poem. It will help you become a whisper catcher yourself!