A Lonely Voice

‘Hello, my name is Živilė. Nice to meet you. What is your name? […]’ These words were addressed to the flow of people in a busy public underpass. A voice recording played on a loop told the story of a person living in the UK as a foreigner. Asking questions seemed like an attempt to have a conversation with the passers-by. In contrast, the nature of the site of the installation made such a conversation very unlikely. A public underpass in a city, a transitory space that people usually pass through without stopping was chosen as a site for the work aiming to highlight the feeling of estrangement felt by the narrator.

The work was temporarily installed in public underpass near Cowcaddens subway station in Glasgow. February 2012

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