The first of the Dialogues. Here across nine fragments.
For Reference is a text work evolved into an audio work. It’s a series of 9 abstractions of people, posited against, working against, the formation of a 1 person (off-stage, silent, pre-erased). The 9 are distilled and extrapolated, incomplete. The work attempts to reform them into the semblance of a whole, 9 = 1.
All parts of all people are abstracted elements of others. No person exists. All borrow.
The dialogues are a control from which to explore how we form in response to others, as a work of relief perhaps, according to the spaces and gaps that the other person’s physical and psychic form allow. So power, eventually, I look at power. And if it’s possible to sidestep or exist beyond this – can a person form alone?
For Reference attempts to reveal the form of one person. Shaped by the nine interactions. To find her, you look for reference.
For Reference, 2019, Audio, 3 min 49 sec