And a Word Carries Far

And a Word Carries Far

“There is a weird power in a spoken word… And a word carries far — very far — deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.”
– Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Site-specific installation for the LV21 decommissioned Light Ship in 2011. Viewers were invited to read aloud from a copy of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim in which phrases relating to either sound or sea collisions had been underlined. The signal from the microphone was amplified inside a large metal tank two decks below, picked up again by a stereo pair of microphones and fed back into the headphones, causing a long, metallic reverberation effect.

Shown at LV21, Gillingham, Kent, April 2011.

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