Thing I did with Brecht's "Threepenny Opera"
The Title "esem ikem" consists from reversing the name "Mackie the Knife" and it was written in IPA-Symbolic (International Phonetic Alphabet).
The text from a song" Meckie the Knife" was divided into several cards, split in 3 rows and situated on the black paper. The resulted text was read in a reversed way and recorded. Finally the recroding was reversed again, in order that this what you can hear is straight again.
The idea behind it, was to deconstruct the language and to take its usability, its sense, the structures. Language as the raw material is in the centre of this work.