Taking the directional aspect as the focal point, Say it like you mean it extends the use of parenthetical statements. As commonly used in scripts it makes visible parentheses over that of the spoken word. It Provides a tone for an unknowable exchange, as that which one can decipher as a somewhat strained relationship between two people that seem repeatedly unable to understand one another. The failure to articulate what one means is echoed in a faulty camcorder, which gapes open and closed, unable to spit out a tape lodged in its mechanism. Pauses, sighs, and background noise; the transitions from one word to another, one speaker to the other, is the only evidence of the lines having being uttered. Sometimes it is in these liminal spaces that we are able to express what we mean. Feelings of frustration in articulation and understanding are exacerbated when trying to communicate in a foreign country.
As part of Fusion Art Gallery 3 month residency, Turin Italy, 2017.