Artist Statement: Tip of the Tongue, Video/ Sound Composition.
“The T.O.T phenomenon straddles the line between what we think of as memory and what we think of as language.”
Schwartz B.L, 2002, Tip of the Tongue States: Phenomenology, Mechanism,, and Lexical Retrieval. Routledge.
“You know, the actor guy! Oh, what is his name? See, the thing is, the thing is, the thing is that when I say his name, you’ll go, ‘Yes! The actor guy, love him, adore him . . .’ But I can’t think of his name. Its on the tip of my tongue”.
Lane C, Woodley F, 1997-99, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 20 episode television comedy.
This moving image installation is a metaphorical juxtaposition of the jarring impact that is set up when words, sounds and memories collide in a mélange that echoes the fission between the conscious and unconscious.
I evoke these interplays with the use of staged effect and the banal flickering of our peripheral vision that hint and suggest but never coalesce into clarity.
I propose a premonition of psychological trauma that is part of our emotive everyday and the tidal comings and goings of our cognition and subjectivity.