a black dress, a red dress ([Ge]wand III)

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a black dress, a red dress ([Ge]wand III), 2013

Solo exhibition: ‘re-enveloped’, King Way’s Corridor, Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom, 2013 

Site specific installation

Mixed media and sound installation

In a black dress, a red dress I used German words wand (wall) gewand (dress). wand is printed on the glass (window) of the cabinets while my recorded voice repetitively is murmuring ge, ge, ge, ... . In this work, the audience is invited to read the words across materials (the glass and the recorded voice). However, my recorded voice does not say anything on its own. 

Wand (German): Wall (English) 

1. An upright side of a room inside a building: On the opposite wall hung a valuable old painting. She felt along the wall for the light switch. 1a. an upright outer surface of a building: The walls of the factory had been covered with graffiti. 2. a very tall strong structure that is built to defend a place or to keep people inside a place, for example, a prison, castle, or city. 2a. an upright structure made of stone or brick that surrounds or divides someone’s land or garden. 2b. a strong upright structure that protects an area from the sea or from flooding:  a sea wall 

Gewand (German): Dress (English)

1. a piece of clothing that covers a woman’s body and part of her legs: a blue cotton. dress. I’d never seen her in a dress before. 2.  the clothes that are typical of a particular place, Time in history, or occasion: The children were wearing traditional Norwegian dress.They performed the play in the Victorian dress. 2a.The clothes that someone usually wears: He has an unusual style of dress. 

(Macmillan English Dictionary, 2007)