Vessel
Vessel
Vessel
Vessel
Vessel
Vessel
Vessel
Vessel

Vessel

2011

4 hour performance
Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Spectres of Spectacle, Liverpool
Curated by Mercy
Photography by Nathan Walker

The term “Sounding The Organs” is not just a poetic sounding phrase. It is a practiced and practice-able technique of the body whereby the quality of tone in an organ can be listened to and felt. By shifting our awareness to the life of the organs we can bring their energy into physical and verbal relief. We can sound them out.

We might start by sending sound in, by wrapping the mouth and throat around the sounds of hissing and humming. If we invert that vibratory force and give it fingers we might imagine it massaging the organs, we can begin to press sound into the bloody body until in-sanitary sound is sicked back out.

Victoria Gray, The Sound of a Somatic Letter, Extract
Performed at Sound: Gender: Feminisim: Activism Conference, UAL, London


Forces: dad, brother, walking backwards, hauntology, welding, Argyle Street, spectres of spectacle, Joy Division, vase, neck, displaced voice, violence, carrying, Rope Walks, displacement, warping, garble, outside, working class, stupid art, muscle memory, injury, dole, industry, secondhand, hand-me-down, trades, glass, tiny speaker, amplification, empty stomach, guilt, capitalism, shoulders, lungs