Writings by an Arts Lover

This work was created with an arts writer very close to me, who wishes to stay anonymous for the personal nature of the work involved. She wrote two reflective pieces, one as a personal response and another critical of a recently revisited gallery space which had been a memorable place to her. This was an exploration of the inner voice and how a different headspace of emotion or critique can effect the tone of the piece, and an opportunity to explore the experience of writing for yourself over writing for someone else.

 

My response to the personal piece was a reading done in the style of storytelling, as if it were a paragraph in an audiobook, transferring it to become my own personal experience.

 

Reading I: Personal Writings by an Arts Lover

 

The critical piece was written as a professional review, in the style of what she would normally publish in a magazine. My response was to do something quite different, and completely transform the text. The recording was taken through a contact microphone attached to my throat, making her articulate and refined gallery review disfigured, fuzzy and almost incomprehensible.

 

Reading II: Critical Writings by an Arts Lover