Versed in the Void

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2019
Listen to the original audio piece HERE

performance (25') and 3-channel audio piece (29')
co-performed with Amos Cappuccio and Chiara Cecconello
sound by Amos Cappuccio

Versed in the Void articulates the inconceivability of a common future. Taking absence as its starting point, the voice acts as the inner body materialised in space and an indicator of presence; the mouth, a passage between exteriority and interiority. Darkness is hollow and potent, giving space for light to emerge. Traces and fragments dispersed throughout the room point towards transpired gestures and words whispered. They speak of inner worlds - dissociating from the desire to geographically locate oneself, instead urging to travel inwards.

from the mud and the slime


Those dying years. It was about language and about what happens when language is uttered. How some things are said with such confidence they almost seem true. How you can adopt a voice to sound at once fraudulent and faithful. Some people use words with such certainty it bears no refute. I’ve never had this relationship to words, always stuck between languages, never grasping one as a tool to be wielded.