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StopGap

Ongoing Project // 2017 - Present

An intersection of performance and moving image, this series looks at the spaces that occur when ideas are formed and translated as we speak. To encapsulate what is often missed in the everyday experience of interpersonal communication particularly when we attempt to connect and converse with one another.

This ongoing project focuses on cognitive processing, communication and use of language, with a particular emphasis on the emotional links to linguistic stumbles and physical actions that occur during moments of hesitation as we attempt to translate our thoughts, written or spoken conceptual languages, to each other.

More specifically, the space that interests Sarah most is the awkward gaps where pauses, slippages, revisions and interruptions take place as our attempts to communicate are articulated in real time. These gaps in our communication that can either induce comprehension and/or misunderstanding, which are otherwise typically overlooked, become the full focus of play and interaction in this moving image series.

This work's intent is to encapsulate what is often missed and to visualise these gaps in our communication as they happen. Captured moments through audio & visual recording - moving image and performances where these gaps are exposed, but in a way that affirms our capacity to connect.

One of the driving reasons behind this project direction and interest is strongly associated from Sarah's personal experiences as connecting with another through language has sometimes been difficult for her. As someone who has dyslexia, as well as the experiences of growing up in a location where language and translation was a key issue, with many students having English as a second language.

The subject of Dyslexia, its impact and influences, plays a role but to what extent it is uncertain; similarly to the intentionality behind the mapping processes behind previous work. It is intrinsically woven into her work whether she wishes to realise it or not.

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StopGap 1

StopGap 1: Big Talk Slippages [face]

Subject - Memory // 2017


“...a mist of thinking from which I begin to hear the preceding moment, the initial gap, when the words held themselves back in search of form. That is the moment of pause and hesitation, of uncertainty” (LaBelle, 2014: p.129)

       
     
StopGap 1

StopGap 1: Big Talk Slippages [face]

Subject - Memory // 2017

       
     
StopGap 2

StopGap 2: Small Talk Slippages [face] & StopGap 2: Big Talk Slippages [face]

Subject - Passion // 2017

       
     
StopGap 3

StopGap 3: Small Talk Slippages [face]

Subject - Love // 2017

       
     
StopGap 4

StopGap 4: Big Talk Slippages [face]

Subject - Moments // 2017