Playing With Words

A Culture of Silence

A Culture of Silence was made by a process of cut ups taken from literary sources and also includes a glossary compiled from a variety of text books. It was first was first published in Noisegate magazine issue 9 and then published as a limited edition artist publication under the same name. Later rendered in letraset and ink as a series of paintings in an exhibition of artist working with text called Total ASBO. For the book launch we performed with dictaphones using recordings of the text played simultaneously on 2 dictaphones using inching and rewind techniques. For this realisation we have overlaid the recordings made from the text pieces, creating new meanings through the interplay of the spoken texts simultaneously heard.