an installation words perform on screen to be performed by reader
The seating arrangement encourages one person at a time to sit and read the animated text playing on the screen (looped, approx 2.5 minutes). She or he must make the choice to do this, stepping out of the main space the screen is located in, a noisy, busy public space. The text takes the reader further and farther from the surrounding site into a more close connection with their own inner voice.
Is our internal monologue connected to consciousness, and what is their relationship with each other? What is the voice we ‘hear’ when we read silently to ourselves? Is it the same as thought? What relationship does this have to the ‘voice’ of the author or the words read? The world can be a cacophony, but inner voice continues speaking even when surrounded by the the loudest noise – all-encompassing hubbub and unknowable silence. Embodied. Voiced. Re-voiced.
Play on Words
an installation interactive image/text on screen and projection
Performance, any performance, takes place in space and time. The invisible codes within microchips work in seconds splitsplitsplit into fragments unimaginable in previous ages. This visible interface, using lightning responses of code, asks for something slower of the wreader. Take time to think it, allow depth to draw it, create move meant / search for un/meaning / a fragmented trail left behind deeper exploration of layers. Traditional lines of reading are disturbed. It’s a process of text translation, incorporating performance, writing constantly being remediated.
Play on Words consists of several original photos with text, layered one on top of each other, viewed both on a computer screen and as a wall projection. The wreader, sitting at the computer, erases the top image revealing the next one, moving further into the image stack whenever they choose. The image on screen becomes a fragmented collage/assemblage of leavings and emergings.
The audience takes one or both roles – wreader and witness:
Wreader: manipulates the image using the mouse while viewing the laptop screen, one person at a time
Witness: other people can view the larger image and the person operating/wreading, and take her/his place when it’s vacated.
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