collaboration | performance
Linda Duvall and Mary Kavanagh
A collaborative, durational work, Talking Project was performed at RedHead Gallery by Mary Kavanagh and Linda Duvall. Through the course of the two-week exhibition, the artists sat together and conversed while visitors came and went, often joining them in conversation. While talking, note-taking, reading, laughing, eating, moving around, the resulting dialogue was simultaneously projected in an adjacent space and the event was streamed live.
Talking Project examines the subject of private conversation in public space. It explores the dynamic exchange between speaker and listener in relation to the conversational codes of conduct guided by social and cultural convention, tradition, and taboo.