AN ACCUMULATION OF THINGS
AN ACCUMULATION OF THINGS |2011|
Play for a single voice on the subject of agoraphobia.
Transcribing a recorded conversation between two brothers and their father down to every idiosyncrasy, pause and inflection, the artist re-enacted the individual speech verbatim, before superimposing the 3 recordings to re-form the conversation.
Nearing the end of a reunion after some time apart, the 3 male members of the Malough family sit watching a poor quality, illegally streamed football match with impenetrable foreign commentary. When a phone call takes the father temporarily out of the room, the brothers' awkward silence breaks down and they begin to speak with a greater honesty.