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Anna Barham: We May be Ready to Have Verbal Intercourse
Sat 22 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
In Anna Barham’s live production reading groups, lead by the artist for a small group of participants, meaning proliferates from the physical surface of language - the sound, rhythm and cadence of the voice - recalling John Latham’s use of language in the work THE. For this reading group, Barham will use text from Latham’s Object Lectures and other writings as source material to be processed through the participants’ readings and speech recognition software. Slipping from version to version, syntax and meaning ebb and flow in the unpunctuated blocks output by the computer so that each reader must ‘re-author’ the text in order to perform it. The work extends Barham’s concerns with the subjectivities created as language passes between different bodies and technologies.