25 June 2008

With Vlatka Horvat. 2008.

From a position seated at a table in the space a lone performer makes a series of occasional deadpan 'public announcements' into a microphone relayed, over a loudspeaker system. The announcements puncture the social set up of an event or location, and momentarily suspend conversation and other interactions.

Comprising statements such as: ‘Please return to your houses and stay inside’,
‘Put down the weapons. Put down the weapons’, and ‘Clear the area. Clear the area. Go back to your houses’, the announcements come from another context – that of riot or civil disturbance – and sit in a comical and unsettling relation to the environment of gallery, art-space or public building.