AN ACCUMULATION OF THINGS

AN ACCUMULATION OF THINGS |2011|
11m 24s
Sound installation

Transcribing a recorded conversation between my dad and brother down to every pause, idiosyncrasy and inflection, I re-enacted the individual speech verbatim, before superimposing the 3 recordings to re-form the conversation.

PLAY FOR A SINGLE VOICE —
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.