Drafts is a sound work based on actual drafts of letters discovered in a draw er of a de-sanctified church being renovated for sale as apartments in Gospel Oak, that appear to have been written by a volunteer member of the Church committee. In these letters the Church committee member complains of various perceived injustices and slights at the hand of the other church members and the minister.

Reminiscent of certain stories from M R James and Arthur Machen this work reflects an individuals accumulating and gradual descent into complete distraction.

The 44 letters are heard individually through 44 separate speaker channels in the gallery,

activating with a 3 minute delay, becoming a looped cacophony of unregistered complaint.

Fermata, at Artisphere, April 24 August 10, Washington DC, US 2014


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