Nicole Bachmann

I don’t want your whispers (2017)

“I don’t want your whispers” 2017, a performance by Nicole Bachmann.

Performed by Anna Tierney and Patricia Langa.
Choreography Patricia Langa.
Commissioned by Block Universe Performance Art Festival, performed at Kachette, London, 2017
Supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

The work examines the relationship between language, voice and power. It is informed by ideas surrounding activism and dominant discourse, and how to find one’s own voice in order to be heard and listened to. Performed by actor Anna Tierney and dancer Patricia Langa, this piece deals with negotiations of speech and the materiality of the voice and gestures. In I don’t want your whispers dance and spoken word together form an embodied vocabulary through which the performers navigate the construct of language and affirmation.