Annabel Daou

                                                                                                           

  




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Click on image to watch slide show of images from
WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS
with the audio from the sound piece, DECLARATION


WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS, 2019-20
Ink and correction fluid on microfiber paper
235 x 39″


DECLARATION, 2019-20
Sound
24:40 min.


“The work’s title and opening line is taken from the American Declaration of Independence of 1776. Reappropriated, the words become a universal template for articulating the pivotal moment when one is moved to act. Everyday expressions are interspersed with lines borrowed, stolen or gifted by artists, poets, writers and activists. Cumulatively these words express a sense of urgency in the face of global disturbances that have given the lie to the viability of the prevailing political economic order. DECLARATION, a sound piece created in collaboration with Miriam Schickler merges the voice of the artist reciting language drawn from the text of the scroll with sounds from city streets near and far.”