Ben Compton

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When You Say Nothing at All (2016)
Multimedia Performance,
Approx. 4 min.
A 4 minute performance using a 17” roll of bond paper. The lyrics to Alison Krauss’s When You Say Nothing at All are hand-printed on the roll, which is unraveled by a performer at the top of a large metal stepladder in synchronicity with the song. The song is articulated in kinetic sculpture, and in doing so elements of the Top 40 hit (like lyrics and rhythm) are heightened.

Watch a video clip here