Words in Silence
Video, 1998, duration 3' 10"
Performer Rebecca Swift
Old Police Cells, Brighton Uk 2011
Words in Silence evolved out of several attempts to convey a story and persistent failures in achieving this. A visual possibility eventually appeared in the use of the silent moments within the speaking, their facial expressions and gestures.
Seeking to find a voice for the female subject the video stays within an ambivalence of control and failure and plays with the paradoxical notion of speaking through silence.
This video is part of a body of work which includes Curse on my Dreams. An interview with an American war veteran promises the telling of a story after 50 years of silence but portrays mainly a private world of untold memories.
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