Sally Waterman

Waste Land

'Hushing the Room Enclosed' (2008)

Four Lambda duratrans in lightboxes (33 x 45 cm each) with sound-scape, looped (5’)

Voiceover: Sally Waterman, Veronica Waterman, Deborah Langdon-Smith

Environmental sounds: Footsteps, doors closing


‘Leaned out, Leaning, hushing the room enclosed. Footsteps shuffled on the stair’ (l. 106-107)

‘Stay with me. Speak to me. Why do you never speak? Speak. What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? I never know what you are thinking. Think.’ (l. 111-114)

‘What shall I do now? What shall I do?’ (l.131)

‘What shall we ever do?’ (l.134)

‘What you get married for if you don’t want children?’ (l.164)

Additional lines: ‘Never get married, never have children’