Barbara Kapusta

_____Speaking, performed at mumok Vienna, 2015, sound: Beatrix Curran/projection: Stephan Lugbauer

 

Sss __speaking

Speaking
about
sound
image
and voice

Speaking
for
things

 

 

For the Viola
For the moving image

For material
Celluloid

For the colors
red
and blue

 

 

Speaking
for the images
of
metal
stones
mirrors

For the tone
high and low
long

For the sounds

 

 

For the finger tips
activating the devices

My finger sliding
across the surface
of my reader
as I am reading
to you
now.

 

 

A stereoscopic image
forms in front
of your eyes.

Film stripped down
to one color

light filtered
through lens,
foil

Fake,
superimposed

 

 

Noise forms
by hitting strings
Tones
Notes

Amplified
played musical
instrument

 

 

My mouth
forms an Oooo!

Oooo!

Round lips
Tongue back
against my throat
Long sound
Jaw half closed

Hear my voice
slow and
steady

Dark and
low

 

 

O as in oh!

Round lips
Tongue back
against my throat
Short sound
Jaw half opened

 

My aaaa
My A
My Mmmm
M!
S
T
Shhhh

 

 

Listen
as
the tip
of my tongue
forms
T
L

I say
Rrrrr
Schhhh
ssssiiiii

 

 

Rrrrrrr

Sound of the projector, technical object. Made of metal, moving parts, run by human fingers and electricity.

Nnnnnnn

Says the object, the stone. Iron, nickel, not more that a pile of rubble. Carbon.

Shhhh, says
Wood.

 

 

End of language
End of speech
Silence

Mmmm
So good!