Artist’s Talk: Mark Leahy
Thu 01 Jan 1970
A series of artists talks in association with Exeter Colleges Centre for Creative Industries. Limited places available to the public.
This presentation will look at an intersection of questions around voice, speaking, showing, and telling. Whose words are these I hear? How does operating across media and mediation impact on a sense of self? Looking over a number of projects, Mark Leahy’s presentation will link writing, digital text generation, voice recognition software and live performance.
Mark Leahy is a writer and artist operating among textual practices, performance, and live art. He works with the body as sensing and as affected, using language, models of perception, and objects of everyday use. Including spoken word, task-based actions, and song his performances address the body as a site of inscription and mediation. Recent performances include answering machine forExperimentica14 at Chapter Cardiff (Nov 2014) and flat-head self-tapping for From Devon with Love at Barbican, Plymouth (Jan 2015).