The Negative Space of Interpretation, 2017, Paris, performance stills.
Vocal Work for 5 Non-Singers
The Negative Space of Interpretation is a remediating of information, an exercise in surviving interpretation and producing it anew; embodying the relation between us and our environment and how we can make better sense of it by filtering, digesting and remixing.
The symbols of the score were constructed from the negative space found in the letters of ‘La Femme Roque’ a French novel by Simone de Beauvoir. With a group of people who don’t identify as singers, the work requires the performers to step into a previously unoccupied space utilising gesture, listening and trust where we encounter a re-skilling of the performers in real-time. The action transforms the idea of the singer versus the non-singer and redistributes the way sound and language is communicated.