THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE OF THINGS LEFT UNSAID by Rhiannon Armstrong
THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE OF THINGS LEFT UNSAID
BY RHIANNON ARMSTRONG
Dates: Friday 14 – Monday 17 October
Location: King’s Walk Shopping Centre
Free unticketed event – just turn up and stay for as little or as long as you would like
The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid is an evolving collection of anonymous testimonies donated by members of the public, which began as a one-to-one performance. The web version was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The Space.
Each testimony is performed verbatim, and includes binaural beat technology to induce calming brainwaves in the listener. Visitors may browse the Public Index, choose a testimony to listen to, and are then invited to contribute their own. A text-only version is available for those who do not use headphones, and anonymity is guaranteed.
“Creates a different kind of approach to most online confessional material, emphasising empathy rather than sensationalism”
– Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Small moments of defiance that are also celebrations” – Jane Frances Dunlop, Exeunt
“A dichotomy of personal encounter and observational distance…beautifully achieved” – Caroline Darke, Artvehicle
“Absolutely amazing. Working completely contrary to our quick consumption internet habits, it’s really wonderful.” – Deborah Pearson