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The 4-channel audio installation Heaven/Hell draws upon the stories of street preachers conveying their messages in different languages to the public. While each speaker tells another story, the listener gets transported to the streets of New York City – unable to escape the busy soundscape of voices, instruments, traffic and noise. While in many countries the public sphere is treated as secular and so preaching is not allowed, in NYC one cannot escape the imposition of these religious beliefs. Many of them revolve around the dichotomies of good/bad and heaven/hell, while some voices let us dive deeper in the ‚becoming of a prophet‘ and give personal insight. Also, we hear a flute player – so do we treat music in public spaces differently than the spoken word? And, how does one create a crowd – and how is a crowd of religious believers different from f.e. crowds who believe in art markets?