The artist explores the significance of the letter ‘s’ and its manifestation, not only in the symbolic shape of a serpent, but its pronunciation. Inspired by an English as a second language exercise, Longly’s immersive installation interrogates and highlights the problems with “the physical materialisation of language”.
Not only that but as the letter that dominates the mis-articulation of sibilant sounds for those with what’s called a sigmatism –otherwise known as a lisp –the work promises to further problematise “the physical process of testing boundaries and forming sounds though the body.”
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