Unspoken words

Bartram, Angela and O'Neill, Mary (2014) Unspoken words. [Performance]

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Programme 2014 _ In Dialogue.pdf
Programme 2014 _ In Dialogue.pdf

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In Dialogue 2014.tiff

Item Type:Performance
Item Status:Live Archive


Two women stand on plinths each holding a megaphone. Poised to speak they shift position suggesting an imminent dialogue. However, they remain silent. They are held back, prevented, restrained, by an unheard internal dialogue. Meanwhile, projected on the wall behind the women is a changing series of words. These words; abusive, vulgar, shocking, angry, suggest the rage the women cannot discuss.
After 10 minutes the women appear to give up. They are defeated, and their failure, their muteness, is physically apparent through the change from upright and assertive to demure and feeble. They lower their megaphones and leave their plinths, defeated by their inability to speak. The projected words continue in a loop.

Keywords:performance by gender, performance, live art, bartram o'neill, nottingham contemporary, In Dialogue
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W Creative Arts and Design > W310 Musicianship/Performance studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:15036
Deposited On:24 Sep 2014 11:17

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