To Be Continued...
Tontine Building, Glasgow

It began with a casual call out to come and participate in passing on messages. Over two locations we performed the act of the game which can be known as: Russian scandal, whisper down the lane, broken telephone, operator, grapevine, the messenger and/or chinese whispers.
‘To Be Continued...’ the work became a portrait of the members of the Glasgow School of Art, contemporary artists, makers, friends and peers.

The looped performance is light hearted, honest, and reflects not only this community but the diverse way in which we form ‘company', through language, news, gossip, stories, sharing and listening.

The installation . explores the way we listen, interpret, misinterpret and translate form and meaning of speech. Commonly known as ‘mondegreen’ coined by Sylvia Wright’s essay in Harper’s Magazine (1954) the eytmology stems from a misheard 17th century Scots ballad; ‘The Bonnie Earl O' Moray’

“Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands,
Oh where have you been?
They have slain the Earl o' Moray
And layd him on the green”

Installation view: Quadrophonic sound installation, multi-channel syncronised video, metal and 18 ply hand made circular benches accompanied with A3 Gloss handouts. 

Detailed view of A3 Gloss handouts