Softly Spoken explores the private dynamic of bodies
in a domestic setting. As if having wandered into someone else's dream, viewers
are immersed in a surreal environment where nothing is as it should be. A past
life whispers from the walls, vibrates across the floor and peeks from the
folds of curtains in this fiercely quiet installation piece.
As you enter ATVP's upstairs gallery viewers find themselves in a completely white washed room in which
undercurrents of need, fear, tension and longing become tangible remnants of a space
fingers become a living shag pile rug, socked feet hide in private, white
threads unravel from clean cotton gloves and fingerprints obsess over the
surface of a mirror.
Markings of identities
that exist only in memory emerge from every corner.
Spoken gives this private story physical form, whispering its sentiment
from every surface.