CONVENTION/ CES POUPÉES QUI DISENT
2000, 224 x 129 cm, b/w photograph
LAS VEGAS VENTRILOQUIST CONVENTION
2001, 59 x 40 cm, b/w photograph
THE INNER VOICE / LOVE
with Willie Tyler (Los Angeles)
2000, 4.20 min, DV PAL
The American ventriloquist Willie Tyler was a star in US television in the 1960s. The ventriloquist and doll confirm one another.
THE INNER VOICE / NOT UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER
with Wendy Morgan (London)
2000, 5 min, DV PAl
Dummy and ventriloquist speak past one another.
THE INNER VOICE / PRAISE AND BLAME
with Jennifer Field (Chicago)
1.19 min, DV PAL
In the only video from the series with a child, dummy and ventriloquist heap praise upon one another, and within seconds get caught up in a fight.
YOU ARE BAD
with Ronn Lucas (Las Vegas)
2000, 3 min, DV PAL
The dummy explains to the ventriloquist that his character flaws leave him no reason to feel good.
ARBEITER LEHRER UNTERNEHMER
with Bodo Albertini
2.03 min, DV PAL
Two individual gloves — an acid resistant glove and a skiing glove — and the actor personify teacher, businessman and worker. Borrowing Pierre Bourdieu's "Distincion", they list indicators of their lifestyle.
LA VOIX INTÉRIEURE / TRAVAILLER
with Lise Maurais (Quebec)
1998, 15.30 min, DV PAL
Dummy and ventriloquist have a dialogue about wanting to work and not wanting to work.
LA VOCE INTERNA
Performer: Pietro Ghislandi
Concept and director: Asta Gröting
The Italian version of The Inner Voice was held at Milan’s Viafarini. Alternating with a dummy, ventriloquist Pietro Ghislandi reads from a newspaper that looks like Le Repubblica for two hours. Actually called La Voce Interna, the paper was produced especially for the exhibition and primarily contains responses to the question “Are you happy?,” which was taken from a series of interviews published each day in Berlin’s Tageszeitung in East and West Berlin.
THE INNNER VOICE / AGING
mit Tazuko Tanimoto (Tokio)
1999, 4.29 min, DV PAl
A conversation considering advantages and disadvantages of aging.
with Ari Lausanne (Helsinki)
1995, 15 min, Digi Beta
The Finnish translation of the first version DIE INNERE STIMME from 1993.
DIE INNERE STIMME / REMIX
with Pierre Bagée
1993/2005, 5 min, Digi Beta
The first video of the series "The Inner Voice" was made with the variety artist Pierre Bagée. A pleasant psychotic — the dummy — meets a crazed psychiatrist.