1 channel video projection, aspect ratio 16:9, 2 channel audio
300 x 200 cm
Bodied Words draws from several layers of social presence abstracted from a text message conversation game. It explores the way we perform each other's voice in our head, and the multitudinous ways in which words build a picture of an idea. This project is borne out of two strangers getting to know each other remotely, through text message exchanges. From a distance, we were unable to tune into each other's body language. Instead we embodied our dialogue. Keywords from our conversations are randomly picked and then mined for their political connotations: our words below the waves, their discourse of power above.