Millionth was constructed by simply using a telephone and audio recording equipment. James Chinneck systematically recorded individuals saying the word “hello” when they first answered their telephone.
Chinneck charted his telephonic journeys through 227 different countries, working on condensing the world’s population at a ratio of 1:1000000 to generate a total of 6348 people. Each individual “hello” has been edited into a sequence, which includes every country in descending order of population size, one after the other, resulting in a 43 minute audio track.
James Chinneck was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1973. He currently lives and works in West Yorkshire, England. He studied at Leeds Metropolitan University. His most recent work Tueri Terram has been shown at Tate Britain, London (2014), and solo exhibitions include Wish You Were Here?, Leeds City Art Gallery (West Yorkshire, England, 1997); Americanenglish, Joseph Gross Gallery (Tucson, Arizona USA, 1999); Rice Fall, Sculpture Space (Utica, New York, 2000); and Trust Me I’m An Artist, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, (West Yorkshire, 2003).
Radius Episode 60 is a duel site broadcast, featured in the exhibition And Sometimes Gravity on 88.9-FM at Adds Donna in Chicago, USA on February 1, 2015 from 1-4pm CST and in radioCONA: Zima FM on 88.8MHz in Ljubljana, Slovenia on February 19, 2015 at 7pm CET.