11.04.2007

Robert Barry Spoken Word Performance

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Date/Time: 04/11/2007 12:00 am


Swiss Institute
ROBERT BARRY SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE 6-6:45 PM
A performance by Robert Barry. In an extract to a discussion held with Holger Weh in 1995, Barry developed on his use of the word : “And from the projections then I started making sound pieces. In a room where there’s a projection it’s usually dark, and you focus on one image in front of you, and that’s a certain kind of situation. But with a sound piece, where you hear the words spoken every 30 seconds or so, you’re in a lit room and you’re surrounded by the environment. You can hear things going on outside the gallery, or people are talking to each other. It’s a more social situation – you’re not focused on one thing. So it’s kind of the opposite of the projections. This is the way I was working.”