Two stories on a disembodied tongue:
A disembodied tongue functions as a vessel to transgress between the human and the non-human, the organic and the machinic. Disconnected from the brain and thereby detached from its function as a solely executing tool, it becomes the carrier of a language of the ‘Other’ through a process of possession; a language which is able to express aspects of a self that have been hidden from everyday social context.
This new language — now implemented into the shell of a human named ‘I’ — travels into the real world where it encounters ‘You’, another shell of a human. Lost in the simultaneous absence and presence of excessive emotion and whirled up in a semantic clash of two different languages, the protagonists become increasingly entangled in the schizophrenia of you and me, here and there, today and yesterday.
Sound by Sam Conran
Electronics Support by Laurence Symonds and Vincent Rebers