Solo for self-talk chamber: experience on the sound/sense continuum of language
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My recent work as an artist is centred around a search for what Heidegger calls an “experience with language”—moments in which our awareness of language spikes and our relationship with it changes. Where I found the most potential is on the sound/sense continuum of the human voice, and it is an oscillation between the extremes of this continuum that defines my recent works. This paper examines these works and their underpinning ideas, but focuses on the culminating project of my thesis: Solo for Self-Talk Chamber. For this project, I spoke aloud to myself for fourteen hours, one hour at a time, in a purpose-built room. The process was documented and exhibited as a book work, a video and a performance, all of which are discussed in detail.