Words in Movement
2014 | HDV | 20mins & 48mins
Developed with Berta Roth | English
"We are a geography – like a map. Some words go directly into the imagination. We are made up of plenty of segments, we are not a body. We are an intelligent instrument." – Berta Roth.
In this single-channel video and process documentary, Richard Wank repeats the sentence "I haven't had any problems with higher authority" to explore Berta Roth's concept of words in movement.
Through this repetition, and through seven physical variations, the work deals with how a sentence of words can be "destroyed" in order to break it down into sounds and to find the subsequent effects of this sound in the muscles.