Ruth

Commissioned by Collective, Edinburgh
3 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video

2012

Ruth

Commissioned by Collective, Edinburgh
3 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video

2012

Sound is evoked but withheld in this silent 16mm film showing the performance artist Ruth Barker rehearsing. Listening is metaphorically taken apart as an anatomical model of an ear is disassembled. Ruth’s mouthed shapes are then mistranslated through intertitles before the ear is reassembled again.

Ruth and Fritz form a diptych of films created for the installation Swallowing Incoherence.

Supported by Sophia Cameron. Edited with Rob Kennedy.

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