Architect, sculptor and musician, Ricardo Jacinto constructs interactive installations that look at mechanisms of perception and systems of communication. For Radio Epode, a radio broadcast program curated by Tobi Maier in the frame of Principle Hope, a group show conceived by Adam Budak for Manifesta7 - Jacinto examines some behaviours and phenomena connected with Meniere's disease.
Ménière’s disease, also called idiopathicendolymphatic hydrops, is a disorder of the inner ear. Although the cause is unknown, it probably results from an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear. Ménière’s disease is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear. In most cases only one ear is involved, but both ears may be affected in about 15 percent of patients. Ménière’s disease typically starts between the ages of twenty and fifty years. Men and women are affected in equal numbers. These are some readings of written testimonies by four patients with Méniere´s disease. Each of them describes its personal symptomatology and relation with the disease. This recording is part of the installation Labyrinthitis exhibited at M7_Manifattura Tabacchi _Rovereto.