We Don’t Talk Anymore

  (2011)

Synopsis

A microcosm of a romantic relationship,¬†We Don’t Talk Anymore¬†both literally and metaphorically represents the breakdown of communication between two people. Two participants speak into two microphones placed at opposite ends of the performance space. They each wear headphones through which they hear what the other person is speaking. Two additional participants manipulate the Max/MSP patches on two computers which control the audio inputs from the speaking participants. These patches erode these inputs such that it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to understand what’s being said, let alone have a coherent conversation. This, of course, is exactly the point.