Muttering Hat & Talk to Yourself Hat

Kate Hartman

The Muttering Hat is an exploration of what it would be like to extricate the noise of the thought process and put it into physical form. A pair of muttering balls are tethered to the hat. They may be stuck to the ears, so that all other noise is obstructed by the mutterings, or they may be detached, providing the opportunity to escape from the mutterings or to share them with a friend. The Talk to Yourself Hat considers the act of conversing with oneself. When speaking through a mouthpiece suspended in front of the face, the voice is channeled back into the ears. It allows the wearer to speak out loud while still retaining the right to a somewhat private conversation.