Sinéad O’Donnell, ‘Violent’

Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK, 2010.

‘Violent’ was performed in the Plymouth Art Centre as part of the Marina Abromovic program ‘Pigs of today are the hams of tomorrow’, curated by ‘Redape’ Mark Greenwood, 2010.

I played the sound of the word “violence” with a male and a female electronic voice on a device from within my coat pocket. I then taped slowly the audience’s hands to each other, near to each other, overlaying each other and some of the objects that surrounded them. My actions changed the “live” room filled with an audience waiting to watch the performance into a “still” scene of the audience inside the performance.

Photo Shot: Paul White.