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We need to talk

Haynes, Rachael, Coombs, Courtney and Lang, Alice 2012, We need to talk, Performance Space, Sydney.

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Title We need to talk
Creator(s) Haynes, Rachael
Coombs, Courtney
Lang, Alice
Year presented 2012
Year created 2012
Description of artwork 3 channel audio work with round table and custom cushions
Publisher Performance Space
Place of publication Sydney
Keyword(s) installation
Summary 'We need to talk' examines the discursive framework of LEVEL as a feminist art collective and engages with conversation as a strategy for bringing diverse individual voices to the forefront of the feminist discussion. The words in the audio works, were recontextualised from a series of dinner party conversations, which focused on the role of women and feminism in the 21st century. The thoughts and ideas of sixty women have been transcribed, edited and re-recorded through the artists’ individual voices. Placed in a specially constructed ‘lazy susan’, this audio installation speaks of the experience of sharing information, ideas and experiences ‘around the table’. The fabric patterns on the floor cushions have been designed from banners created in collective workshops with women in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia, as a way of translating personal statements and political ideas into the everyday.
Notes Included in the exhibition 'Sexes' curated by Bec Dean, Jeff Khan and Deborah Kelly, Performance Space, Sydney, 25 October - 1 December, 2012.
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Language eng
Field of Research 190504 Performance and Installation Art
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J2.1 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type JO4 Original creative work - Other
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Document type: Artwork
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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