Katherine MacBride :: Transmission Gallery.
Each of us is here now because in one way or another we share a commitment to language and to the power of language, and to the reclaiming of that language which has been made to work against us. In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth.
- Audre Lorde, The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
Transmission Gallery is delighted to present Polyvocal Subjects, an exhibition of new work by Katherine MacBride. Occupying both floors of the gallery, the exhibition takes the phenomenon of acoustic resonance as a basis for considering existing forms of public speech and prefiguring alternative ideas of what speaking together in public can be. For this context, public speech is words and sounds made in public: whether live or recorded; in conversation or as address; in composed and improvised forms; with intended or coincidental audiences; and including ‘minor’ or ‘inarticulate’ forms. Resonance is a way to consider how these sounds interact as physical forms originating in bodies.