“50 Beats” by Linda Dement, Kelly Doley

  • ©, Linda Dement and Kelly Doley, 50 Beats
  • ©, Linda Dement and Kelly Doley, 50 Beats


    50 Beats

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    Explosives bag, black fluid, sound

Artist Statement:

    A half tonne explosives bag, strung up and sagging, leaks black fluid, its half dead presence bleeding out onto the floor. A minuscule screen flashes text of warning and outrage, a furious energy reduced to a micro scale easily overlooked. Helen Reddy’s optimistic anthem “I Am Woman” slowed to 50 beats per minute wavers around them, stretched and dragged under. [source: lindadement.com/fifty-bpm.htm]

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