Is there any revelation, in this clever installation, other than “this is what you can do with technology”?
Maybe there is, but it doesn’t seem to come across in the video.
I wonder what revelation could be appropriated. Something about movement and sound… with a bit of ‘compass’ thrown in. Maybe if it was an outdoor installation then the position of the individual, relative to the record player, could be projected over a sundial. Too complicated.
Hmmm … the faster the rotary movement of the individual, the closer the sound will be to its intended origins. What metaphors are there for rotary movement of people around something.
Might work better at the horse races. Put the record player next to the track, and as horses run past they can turn the record. At a busy train station? That could work if the record was a voice saying “please hurry” … or some such thing.
Anyway, this is a case of: given the technology, find possible meaning.
As opposed to: given an observation on the world, find how to communicate it.
Unless the observation is that one can do lots and lots of things with technology. One can effectively explore patterns, orders, relationships across different mediums. But we know that already!