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