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It Speaks You

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It Speaks You is an artist bookwork I published in 2014. It is inspired by my performance art work of the same name. The performance has three characters who use speech, song, weaving, writing and silence to explore language and how we communicate with each other.

The Writer writes + draws with difficulty using long sticks on a 20 foot length of paper on the floor. The Webmaker weaves stainless steel wire around cultural artifacts into a complex web across the stage. The Speaker is within a sound speaker platform and tells stories about language, love and loss in a private struggle to communicate.

Speaker: Helen Pridmore
Webmaker: W.L. Altman
Writer: Linda Rae Dornan

Performed in 2006 in the Sackville Music Hall, Sackville, NB and at Third Space Gallery in Saint John, NB.