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Associate Studio Programme 1 : Lindsay Seers

Lindsay Seers’s visit to the studio was characterised by the presence of one of her ventriloquist’s dummies; Billy. As well as joining the Associates for a series of staged portraits (which then became Lindsay’s gift to the studio) Billy exercised an influence over the discussion; ranging as it did from the sometimes vague boundaries between fact and fiction, synaesthesia and neuroscience. Billy’s role; as a conduit through which to speak, and to speak as if someone else, was touched upon, as was the potential for such a process to parallel some of the activities made possible by the studio (as a place providing a license for actions disallowed elsewhere) or of the art object (allowing the saying of something otherwise unsayable).

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