Two channel video, sound, perspex cube. 4 min 7 sec.
Dual is a two video installation portrait and dialogue.
The dual projection onto an interactive perspex cube puts the viewer inside an uneasy 'question and answer' with actor Emily Barclay.
This artwork plays with the bizarre and creative synonyms for the male and female genitalia. These words spoken by Barclay can now been seen clear and perhaps literal, and the original sexual meaning becomes blurred.
The main reason I wanted to focus on these words is because I have found it intriguing that we have an amazing array of names we call these parts of our bodies, these parts of our bodies which create life and also pleasure. It is also disturbing the amount of words/phrases that exist, in fact the words I chose for Emily to transcribe is just a small selection of what I knew or could glean from friends. What is also more disturbing is the obscenity of these words. The majority of them are highly offensive. Why do we choose to call ourselves/others by these terms. Why are we so obsessed with our genitals.
I can't answer this however I can invite the viewer into a non-sexual breakdown of this odd phenomenon.
The Stockroom (Edmund Pearce) As part of NITE ART, Melbourne, Australia. July 2013
'Dual' 2013, Two channel video, sound, perspex box. 4 min 7 sec.
Artwork by: Bridget Mac
Filming & Lighting: Bridget Mac
Actor: Emily Barclay
This is the documenation of 'Dual' shown at Level 2 Stockroom, Nicholas Building, Melbourne, Australia. As part of Nite Art 2013.