to hold a wound  : listening to each other's silences, until they break 

2020

participative, time-based installation 

with audio testimonies from Mathias Arignon, Farah Mullah, Mary Lemley, Montse Gallego and Gabreille HB


To hold a wound is the result of a research-creation exploring the weight of painful, unresolved and muted memories. I investigated two interconnected concepts and actions: the performance of breaking silence, as well as the act of listening to testimonies. Through a participative approach, this work allowed individuals to verbally and physically break their silences, while offering a space for others to listen to their words and silences - exploring the space between the speaker and the listener, where mutual hearing can be possible. 





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