The Goodbye 2013
participatory sound piece
11 min 37 sec
installed at the Ottawa Dance Directive, Ottawa
The Goodbye is a sound piece that uses an experimental, narrative structure to propel a small transformation in the participant. The audience is given an MP3 player and asked to follow a series of instructions, including a request to walk through some simple movements and to listen to a story about the artist’s grandmother. The work explores how memory and history are linked to movement, and questions the body’s ability to carry the past without being oppressed by it.