Under the pink of my tongue, I found love
The Voices of A Tempest, Act III: You Make Me Feel
Somerset House Studios
Photo credit Anne Tetzlaff
Live performance of Under the pink of my tongue, I found love.
The performance interacts with the multi-channel sound piece whereby Lauren Martin acts as the central character of ‘Under the pink’, Aida. Monologues play out by way of spoken performance and recording. Aida begins her day secretly monologuing her innermost thoughts and feelings to win over broadcast viewers. However, her relationship with the audience warps as her place in the programme becomes jeopardised by a low ranking. Aida must compete for the affections of both her fellow contestants and the audience, caught in a game of performativity that mercilessly elides the distinctions between her desires and her identity.
The final event in a three-part series of readings, screenings, performances and discussions accompanying the Somerset House Gallery 31 exhibition The Voices of A Tempest, curated by A---Z. ACT III: You Make Me Feel foregrounds the celebration of affect and desire.
Somerset House Studios, March 2023