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Until my tongue stiffens
collaboration with Kim Hankyul
Blue Rinse, Lydgalleriet, Bergen
In this performance, the repetitive and sonorous notes of the male voice are tried, tested, transformed and destroyed through analogue electronic manipulations. The work is an exercise in testing the boundaries of poetic repetition, with underlying notes of an attempted deconstruction and obliteration of masculine aggression. Brzeski repeats a phrase from Emily Brontë’s classic gothic novel Wuthering Heights. The phrase is from Heathcliff, one of the most reprehensible male characters in literature, who is lauded as a romantic hero. Hankyul manipulates the voice through analogue electronic means, with a selection of microphones picking up the vibrations of the voice, including vontact microphones placed on Brzeski’s body. The voice is slowly destroyed, pulled apart at it’s seams.