31 May 2010

I think I’m drawn to spaces which language finds hard to inhabit, or at least spaces in which I can foresee a particular set of difficulties or complexities for language. Much of my work has been done in the frame of live performance, and in that context I’ve been particularly drawn to ideas of failure, error and to unfolding, real-time processes of making do or improvisation, especially in language. In live work I’m very much drawn to the way that error or the struggle of the speaker makes something visible – I suppose I think that the subject becomes visible in a particular (open, transparent) way thanks to the force of error or rupture. If you want to understand a system, first study how it fails!

A while ago – during the Gasworks show – I did an interview/conversation with Sophie Risner at Whitehot Magazine online.