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‘…the words that have gripped me, yet have freed me…’ an installation with five screens, an audio piece and a lemon tree, explores human fragility and a sense of psychological and physical entrapment. While the visuals draw on family history, as well as references to theatre and sailing history, the non-linear text narrated by myself puts forward a suggestion of a possible future in which I become a lemon tree; it questions the role of the voice of the author, the affect of language on the formation of one’s self-perception, and the discussion of public and private information in contemporary life and art.

A performance devised in response to and created during the running of the exhibition took place on the final day, in which I sang a lullaby then hand-drenching a white sheet while reading out a script written in first person.

As with previous work 'Tipping point: meditative states 1, recycled 1’ my preoccupation with manual labour, especially female labour in Soviet Russia, is evident here; this is also another family reference which yet again points at the inconsistency and fallibility of human memory as these images were drawn from others’ accounts surrounding significant points in family history, where 'significant' is arbitrary and subjective.

Repetition is the most unreliable method
Repetition is the most unreliable method
Repetition is the most unreliable tool
Repetition is the most unreliable method
Repetition is the most unreliable method
Repetition is the most unreliable method
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  "Perhaps" (2015), live performance with two projections (see videos below) at The Showroom, London, image courtesy SunYin Xiaowen
   
 
  "Perhaps" (2015), single screen HD video with sound for performance at The Showroom, London
   
  "Digital desert" (2015), excerpt, single screen video, no sound for performance at The Showroom, London. This video is an excerpt from “Ambiguity2” a project by Sarai Kirshner and Valinia Svoronou, 3d object design is my own.