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A House Divided

2015 / 2018

Sound installation
Duration 4′ 22”

Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More
Riga International Biennial
Riga, Latvia

Curated by: Katerina Gregos
Comissioned by: Riga International Biennial

A House Divided, installation view from Zuzeum at the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2018. Photo: Vladimir Svetlov. Courtesy of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.

A House Divided is a sound installation that explores the mechanisms and delivery of words. The work was written in dialogue with professional hypnotherapist Charles Montagu. The work investigates the quality of the voice as a transcending tool; each time we speak we are not just making a sound for others to hear, we are simultaneously invading another person’s body.

Helen Millar
Charles Montagu

Recorded in Studio 7 London
Sound design Laurencence Loveless