Occupation Artist, 2012

Occupation Artist, 2012

You can hear the soundtrack in its entirety here, on its own.

Occupation Artist is a multi-channel video installation with one single soundtrack of spoken word. The seven videos, each with ambient sound, show the artists of Roam collective (all participants of Neither Here Nor There retreat at Wysing Arts Centre 2009) in ‘a place where they feel at home in a professional sense’. The soundtrack is a collage of spoken statements on the role of the artist, derived from interviews with Roam collective, whilst in the text the pronouns (or so-called shifter words) of You and I have been changed to You and We.