This piece was part of an ongoing series of
experimental poems and performances by the artist. The work originated as a
concrete poem consisting of twelve pages of redacted text. In its second
iteration the work took the form of a live, improvised performance. In its
altered state, the work is punctuated with references to the work on display
and the environment in which it is performed.
Amy’s politically charged reading of the
pages explored the discourse surrounding who has the authority to dictate what
can be featured on the school curriculum and what is lost when a work is
institutionalised. In this performance, Amy drew out a new fiction, one that
acts a chant that calls out to connect with those who witnessed it.
The performance of the work expanded upon the
degree show’s emphasis on resisting the structures that hold power and the
significance of utilising fiction as a tool to understanding our present