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Larynx

Michael Curran
1993
Colour Video
In collaboration with Alison Craighead

Larynx

The opening strains of a torch song introduces a performer wreathed in smoke.

At first static and indistinct, the singer drawls out the words of the song in a languid slightly nauseating voice. A masquerade of femininity unfolds in an odd divestiture of bodily elements. The work plays with notions of performance and gendering.

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