Emma Bennett
Slideshow Birdshow

2012

Bennett’s witty and intelligent works play with the form, feel and falsities of language. Her delivery shifts between rapid fire and ponderous, between forming words and creating sound. She slips from sense to nonsense, and back again. In previous work she has used a game show format (with imaginary guests) for delivering her pronouncements; in Slideshow Birdshow she used the form of a slideshow lecture in which the slides battle to control her speech.

Emma Bennett