The Inner Voice

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CONVENTION/ CES POUPÉES QUI DISENT OUI 2
2000, b/w photograph, 224 x 129 cm

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LAS VEGAS VENTRILOQUIST CONVENTION, 27-30 JUNE 2001
Each year, hundreds of ventriloquist meet for an international convention in Las Vegas.
2001, b/w photograph, 59 x 40 cm

 

 

THE INNER VOICE / LOVE

with Willie Tyler (Los Angeles)

2000
DV PAL, 4:20 min.

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
DV PAL, 5 min.

Dummy and ventriloquist speak past one another.

 

THE INNER VOICE / PRAISE AND BLAME

with Jennifer Field (Chicago)

2000
DV PAL, 1:19 min.

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
DV PAL, 3 min.

The dummy explains to the ventriloquist that his character flaws leave him no reason to feel good.

ARBEITER LEHRER UNTERNEHMER

with Bodo Albertini

2000
DV PAL, 2:03 min.

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
DV PAL, 15:30 min.

Dummy and ventriloquist have a dialogue about wanting to work and not wanting to work.

 

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LA VOCE INTERNA

1997
Performance
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,  DV PAL, 4:29
 
A conversation considering advantages and disadvantages of aging.
 

SISAINEN ÄÄNI

with Ari Lausanne (Helsinki)

1995
Video, Digi Beta, 15 min.

The Finnish translation of the first version DIE INNERE STIMME from 1993.

 

DIE INNERE STIMME / REMIX

with Pierre Bagée

1993/2005
Digi Beta, 5 min.

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.