⇧ 4 APRIL – 26 APRIL
⇨THANK U, TEXT
Thank U, Text is a video performance in which the artist recites break up text messages she wrote and sent to herself with the assistance of a predictive text app on her phone. Combining scripted performance and video portraiture, Roslyn investigates what’s happening when embodied emotional states are mediated and expressed through technology-driven communication platforms. What poetry emerges? What slippages occur? In this hyper emotional situation, the artist tries to deal with her own shortcomings and failures as a human, whilst also being failed by the technology with which she is trying to express herself. The result has the uncanny familiarity of a break up, but meaning is constantly deferred and values are misplaced by a technocratic lexicon that doesn’t understand deep sadness.