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We need to talk
figureposted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Rachael Haynes, C Coombs, A Lang
'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.