Fiona MacNeill

Public Speaker No. 9

Public Speaker No. 9 - mixed media
Public Speaker No. 9 - mixed media

Public Speaker No. 9 | Media List


Statement

'Public Speaker No. 9' was made as a jest. At my previous performance 'Sonata' a musician had made a comment about my public speaking abilities, also that particular performance used 8 speakers for output of audio. I desided to go back to making sculpture, but this time I made a speaker that exposed not only it's private zones, but exposing itself to public scrutiny (something that I frequently do as part of my practice). I have constructed the secretive/imaginary inner mechanics; endeavoring to show the sound's existence in this big empty cavenous object.

The piece was shown as part of the 'Sculpture at Canterbury' at the Herbert Read Gallery, Kent, U.K.

It is now part of a corperate collection in Scotland.