I Spoke

Part of a series of works produced for the In Other Words exhibition at Bath Fringe 2013.  Each exploring spoken and written language, shifting the content and meaning of words from the dialectical signifier into the non-language of the archive. Language is transformed through repetition, abstraction and disorder.

I Spoke is an audio work, a looping vocal performance repeating the phrase of the title.

(link to soundcloud recording)

As the piece continues there is a marked process of entropy, with the words moving from a recognisable statement of intent, to sound that moves across multiple meanings to incomprehensibility. Through this process the abstracted signs of language are removed, the action of speaking alone is what takes place.