Words in Silence 

Video, 1998, duration 3' 10"

Performer Rebecca Swift

Gallery Piano Nobile, Geneva CH 1999

Gallery Piano Nobile, Geneva CH 1999

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.

 

Screenings/ Installation

MA Show
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE
OF ART AND DESIGN 1998

CAMDEN OPEN 
Camden Odeon London, UK 2000

BIENNALE OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Gallery Piano Nobile
Geneva, Switzerland 1999

HAZIRA PERFORMING ARTS
Jerusalem, Israel 2001

ALBA UNIVERSITY 
Beirut, Lebanon 2001

SPIRITUAL/VIRTUAL
Hofkirche Munich, Germany, May 2010

WHAT IF... FESTIVAL
Siobhan Davies Studios, London, April 2010

Old Police Cells below the Townhall, 
SOUNDWAVES FESTIVAL, Brighton, UK, 16th July 2011

 

Press

Gemayel, Diala (10 May 2001), Jeux de pixel et de miroir, L’Orient le Jour, 6