Under the pink of my tongue, I found love
If They saw U,
They would conceive me,
a thing attached, enlivened
buried, in your skin
without defence or pretence,
'Under the pink of my tongue, I found love exposes a single, raw nerve extracted from the flesh of a film currently in development by Jennifer Lauren Martin. The short film collapses the genres of reality television and artists' film, heightening the tensions at play in their conflicts and overlap to a frenetic pitch of emotion.
Lauren Martin offers us a critical and poetic narrative window into a format which succeeds based on our appetite for its anti-narrative pretence, holding the explosive moment in early 00’s popular culture which gave us the free-falling candour of Big Brother or Flavor of Love (which now seems impossibly carnal) against the slick skin of Love Island’s masterful manipulation of television production. At stake in expressing this meta-narrative, is the surgical exposition of how the totalising effects of selfhood choke and struggle against the open field of desire. Lauren Martin asks us to witness the extreme edge of the self as it convulses into the inflamed, fizzing skin of ultra-self-awareness...'
- Christopher Kirubi
(Full Exhibition Text available below)
Originally presented as a 6-channel ambisonic installation, the binaural mix is available to listen to below.
A transcript of the monologues in Martin's sound piece is available to download.
Solo Exhibition: Kingsgate Workshops, 30 September - 22 October 2022
View the: Handout and Exhibition Text by Christopher Kirubi
Sound Design & Mix - Tommie Introna
Sound Engineer - Harry Craze
Exhibition Photos by Josef Konczak
'craning', Under the pink (Series), 2022
Photo by Leslie Foster