Associate Studio Programme 2 : Anna Barham

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May 2016
In May Anna Barham visited the Highline studios. Anna began by showing a number of works each involved in the complications, vagaries and slippages of language manifest through the technologies of speech recognition – the translation of spoken words into text. Taking the form of video works and live readings/performances the processing and re-processing of one ‘medium’ to another creates elaborate mergings of units of sound and language – “insight is quick” / “inside the squid”. The use of text as a subject, form and media led into the discussion of the work of Associates, in particular Anna Pickles Harvey and Abbi Jones.