"Two thousand and twelve words, six thousand and thirty six syllables, sixteen thousand and ninety six letters"
I repeated the word 'Olympics' two thousand and twelve times. The word went through cycles of recognisability as I lost and regained concentration. My mouth became dry, my vocal cords stretched, my mind muddled and my association and understanding of the word evermore vague. Does this performance represent a frustrated over-saturation or euphoric eagerness? For me, as a composer and a poet, it is simply fitting.
Performed at Sugarhouse Studios, Friday 13th July 2012, as part of Hoopla (curated by Tessa Garland and Lee Campbell)