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Audio Feedback

14 Jun

All I saw was the leg. I saw the mannequin leg and the name of the exhibit, “American Leg” and I figured, “Yeah, why not?”

Legs seem to be the most utilitarian sexualized female body part out there. Perhaps hands if you’re going the hand fetish route, but it’s not a route as well worn as the sexualization of the female leg route. And it’s not as though men don’t have legs either. Legs are meant to come in pairs and get you from point A to point B, yet somehow we’ve found a way to detach the female leg and trap it in idolatry.

So when The Cultch Theatre asked me, along with 4 other people determined young enough to call “youth” if we wanted to work with the CAG and VIVO (Video In/Video Out) on an audio project responding to the artists currently displayed in the gallery, I said, “Yeah, why not?”

Then I researched Josephine Mecksepher and saw the leg. Because I can’t make music worth recording and because I do write plays, my audio contribution was a conversation between two girls about whether they’d amputate their leg for money. It doesn’t have CAG-class, but I suppose that’s what makes the CAG so classy, they don’t seem to mind.

Audio artists include, Irene Chou, Mike Johnston, Josephine Mitchell, Mark Charles and Michael Wadham. Mentors include VSO resident composer, Edward Top and audio artist Brady Marks.

The pieces are available to hear at the Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday-Sunday 12-6. June 9th-September 2nd.