Interlocution

january 2012

Interlocution presents eight consecutive interview situations recorded in domestic spaces. All sound has been stripped from the original video material. In the new soundtrack, the sounds of room environments have disappeared, as have the voices of the on-camera subjects and the off-camera interviewer.  Instead, the artist uses their own voice to lip sync the subjects’ responses, and replaces the off-camera interview questions with silence. The result is eight scenarios where all participants speak with the artist’s voice.

Looking at the experience of changing countries and communities, the works examines the process of imitation as tool to learn a new language, eliminate traces of having a foreign accent, and camouflage into an new environment.

Interlocution was accessioned into the NSCAD University Permanent Collection in 2012.

2-minute excerpt from a 10-minute video.