For Immediate Release July 1, 2002
My Voice in Your Head
Variablemedia is pleased to announce 'My Voice
in Your Head' by Edward Dorrian and Sally Morfill, with Alex Schady.
Starting on the 7th of July at variablemedia.org, this new work
is a ten-part serialized story, which will be updated weekly.
My Voice in Your Head makes simple use of the architecture
of a browser window. The user navigates through a series of linked
pages displaying a frame by frame video sequence. This sequence
shows an actor hearing and subsequently reciting the lines of a
story. Each web page contains a single video frame and each page
title displays a full sentence from the same story. Reviewing the
full sequence of page titles via a browsers History function
makes apparent the text of a whole episode.
Site structure, navigation and the nature of the
'performance' combine in fracturing the temporal experience of the
narrative. The variance in download times of the web page structure
(page title) and content (video still) amplify the disjunction between
the breadth of information provided by image and text.
This work is the second collaboration between Edward Dorrian and
Sally Morfill following Valse, a video piece shown earlier this
year as part of Silence and Darkness at Outline, Amsterdam.
Dorrian is co-director of the artist run gallery
Five Years. He has exhibited in the UK and Europe. Shows include
Estate (Howden House, Scotland); Resolute (Platform, London); On
Boredom (ICA, London); United in Death (Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge).
Morfill has also exhibited in both Europe and the UK. Shows include
Estate (Howden House, Scotland); Relatives (Anna Bornholt Gallery,
London; European Couples (Transmission Gallery, Glasgow); Between
Sense and Place (Winchester Gallery, Winchester); I'm Wary (in collaboration
with Mary Maclean, Five Years, London). Both artists live and work
London based variablemedia.org was created by artists
Michelle Deignan and Simon Goodwin in 2001 to explore place, process,
temporality and artistic practice. Variablemedia is co-ordinating
a series of artists' web projects made specifically for their www.variablemedia.org
site. Artists occupy the site's space for a period of between one
and three months. This empty space is available for them to change,
update and add to during their project's run. Variablemedia.org
presents the artists' work in an unmediated form; all explanatory
material and archives are held here at the www.variablemedia.info
For further information please contact
[A Word version of this press release is available on request.]
Silence and Darkness, Outline, Amsterdam -
Five Years Gallery London -