allsopp&weir;

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Say No Fucking More, 2007
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Say No Fucking More, 2007

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Say No Fucking More, 2007

video, 4 mins

I had an experience recently when my perception split into 3 parts. first i heard voices, then i saw lips moving, then i saw myself struggling to respond, but things had moved around again and a new sound had come, to be followed by a new out-of-sync image, then back to seeing myself again too late. i was always just slightly out of my own grasp.

The cinematic body is always possessed by a voice outside of its frame. synchronisation of time and texture allows for the illusion of match. shifts allow the voice to function in other ways. It can be given the power of invocation, as in Amplification Device, or in another scenario, in Nudge Nudge... the power of infection. The repetition of a phrase motif starts to differ from itself with every iteration, and produce something new, a stammering with the power to re-animate a body

Nudge Nudge... masks a secret which must remain unspoken. It is known but cannot be said, 'say no more' as it is too big for a body to bear, or it is the exhausted body, exhausted of every possibility, unable to speak, voiced by a ventriloquist demon.

video by allsopp&weir; (Paul Allsopp and Andy Weir)
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