Academic journal article Liminalities

Coerced Confessions

Academic journal article Liminalities

Coerced Confessions

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» read essay: Performing the Voice in Coerced Confessions

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Project Description: In this video series, I digitally "coerce" dramatic reenactments of real-life public confessions from the bodies of unwitting actors. The videos are produced by, first, rearranging textual source material from reallife confessions into scripted fictional monologues; then, recording actors performing the monologues with no knowledge of their source; and, finally, reverse-engineering those performances back into the original confessional texts.

Each two-channel video was designed for looped, synchronized playback on dual monitors in an installation environment.

Performances by Jamie "Skye" Bianco, Ken Bolden, and Harry J. Hawkins IV

editor's note: the three pairs of videos below were originally designed for looped, synchronized playback on dual monitors in an installation space. …

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