W.H.Y. (Zara Truss Giles)
Screen print of images from Video Synthesiser 2023, 250 x 353 mm, 300gsm Southbank smooth, Edition of /50
The first body of work under W.H.Y. is called “A Litany of Survival”. I have created a live a/v performance combining experimental video using video synthesisers, archival footage, dronescapes and techno beats with vocals referencing horror, satire and rage.
A Litany for Survival takes inspiration from Audre Lorde’s poem of the same title. Lorde (a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet) describes the constant fear that marginalized communities experience in a prejudiced society and the way such relentless fear can silence any dissenting voices.