"Portrait," 2020 Video installation, mixed media, 5 min loop, with two sound systems ( one in the room and one in headset).
Two different sounds play in Portrait: the sound heard in the room features advisory voices on a murmuring background: Lecturing about appearance or behavior in a critical tone. In the headphones, there is a poem, Letter from a man in solitary, by Nazem Hekmat. The public can choose to escape the rumoring voices by listening to the poem. the headset is wireless so the audience can walk away while listening.
Thanks for the kind participation of Mark Le Ruez.