Is This Why I Cannot Tell Lies? (2014)

Sound Installation
Two standing speakers
Stereo sound, 15 mins
First presented in the exhibition Is This Why I Cannot Tell Lies?
Tintype Gallery, London, 19 November – 13 December 2014
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Is this why I cannot tell Lies? is a sound installation composed of two voices reading fragments from the artist’s dream diary and extracts from a textbook on how to become a male escort. It is edited as a narrative that moves towards the ultimate moment of sexual climax. In the sound piece the two points of views, the female desire as it manifests in the subconscious and the male instructions on how to bring a woman to a climax, alternate creating the feeling of a dialogue of different positions coming together in a singular space. However, these gendered positions are complicated by the fact that the dream diary is read by a male voice, while a woman assumes the role of the male escort. As the female and male voices interchange gender positions, their commingling blurs the boundaries between imagination and instrumentality, consciousness and reality.