Friday, 30 April 2010

Here Nor There - Emma Leach

Here Nor There (2010) Late at Tate

This is the second performance of Emma's that i've been involved in, the first being 'Your tourch is burning brightly...' (2008). She gave me the only two letters that couldn't be mixed up (must show her faith in me). The following is from her website:

"Here Nor There is a flashing human news ticker which appears, displays and disappears back into the crowd. The signs alternate between reading THERE IS BETTER or HERE IS BETTER and their retreat back into the audience is triggered by waving a large, black flag.
Taking as its source an absurd exchange between the United States and Cuba, this work pokes fun at diplomatic tit-for-tat and the meaningless words that are used when entrenched in conflict.

// Read the news article, 'US turns off Havana news ticker that angered Cuba'

Here Nor There was commissioned by Cecilia Wee as part of 'Shards of Utopia', Late at Tate BritainPerformed by Bram Thomas Arnold, Joe Campbell, Chloe Cooper, Emma Leach, Sarah Leach, Samuel Overington, Frances Scott, Nikki Tomlinson and Natasha Vicars
Photo by Sascha Pohflepp."

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