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People, Bottles, and Rivers All Have Mouths, 2017

11 minutes, 51 seconds, stereo sound

This audio essay threads recordings from queer theorists and artists, with synthetic voices to articulate the concept of The Slip. The Slip was conceived as an attempt to communicate a sensation of suspension; it is the fabrication of an interstice between binaries. The dialogue within this work is presented an inner monologue, which is performed by synthetic voices. This research aims to consider the alliance that synthesised voices share with notions of transformation, ambiguity, aural presentation, and the construction of normativity: the intention behind the use of synthetic voices is to play with ideas of realness, performance, (dis)embodied voice and speech as an awkward instrument for non-binary self-expression. 


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