Gagged

 

Year of production:2015

Running Time: 15:00 min

 

Gagged (3 video works looped) performed by Molly Morphew, choreography and directing by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger with written text by writer Carl Safina 2015.

Text by Carl Safina

The adult abruptly pumps out several thick boluses of food: semi-liquefied squid and purplish fish eggs, which the chick bolts down. Both pause. The chick renews its drive for more.

The adult arches her neck and is retching, retching.

Nothing comes. More retching

Is something wrong?

 

Slowly, the tip-just the tip-of a green plastic toothbrush emerges in the bird’s throat.

The sight is surreal – so out of place, so wrong.

That my racing mind interrogating my eyes over and over: are you sure that’s a toothbrush?...

with her neck arched, the mother cannot pass the straight toothbrush.

She re-swallows it and several times repeats the attempt to bring it up.

 

Each time, she cannot pass it fully out.

             
Gagged  Panning View

Year of production:2015

Running Time: 00:53 min

Panning view shows this work installed in a large room and takes in the text written by Carl Safina

Gagged (3 video works looped) performed by Molly Morphew, choreography and directing by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger with written text by writer Carl Safina 2015

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background image: Of Death and Sand I , 2015 by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger 

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