Mixed media slide dissolve projection onto suspended screen of buttons, 2 mirrors, 4 projectors, 18min.
Words are projected in dissolve onto a screen dense with collected buttons of diverse shape, colour and era. Mirrors are suspended on either side of the ornate surface. The words above perform a segment of Beckett’s play, “Not I”. The passage below, from Simone Weil’s “Gravity and Grace”, is fragmented precisely like Beckett’s stuttering speech. The work moves through both French and English, with the translated text always projected in reverse. Different word pairings erupt within each language forcing points of intersection and disjuncture. The ornate words glittering in the dark are punctuated by the rhythm of the projectors.