voice/text: Chris Mann
A text performed by the Australian poet-composer
Chris Mann acts as a linguistic pulse for a pair of hands minding
two discs, arranged side by side in a wide-format projection. The
circular shapes, covered with flowery decorative patterns, one red
and one creamy white, spin bi-directionally at varying times in
unison and independently. Sounding like multiple voices, the somewhat
musical speech runs wild through a nonlinear array of subjects held
together [and apart] by self-reflexive phrases and punctuation.
The fingers move decidedly over the moving surfaces, contorting
as necessary in order to touch only the flowers and leaves. The
movements of the fingers and discs and the rhythm and pitch of the
voice become something of a physical and verbal dance.