Milk Spilt is Past Recalling, Excerpt from “False Voice”, 2018 – 2019

3:20 min(False Voice, 2018?2019 HD video, 23:00 min)False Voice is a video piece derived from a live performance/poetry reading at the Artist Moving Image Festival at Tramway, Glasgow, 2018. It shows the entire performance, filmed with a hand-held camera, in a manner which evokes an atmosphere of uncomfortable voyeurism and surveillance. The edited soundtrack subtly shifts between the real sound captured by the camera and an overlaid dubbed version. As numerous references in the poems interrogate the problematic interplay between private and public space, the overlayed audio creates both moments of estrangement and of authority, as well as intimacy and vulnerability. This hinges on questions surrounding the autonomy of the art object from both its author and its receiver.