"Tell Me The Truth" Experimental video, single channel, 02 mins, 50 secs. November 2016
Keywords: repetition, deconstruction, distortion, meaning, language
The piece gradually deconstructs the meaning of a single sentence: “Tell me the truth.” The idea of a universal truth is almost completely discarded, and yet the search for it is no less persistent. The experiment seeks to find out, if deconstruction can erase or reinforce the meaning, or if it gives space to some completely different ideas. Approach to repetition, deconstruction and distortion adopted by this piece is inspired by musical legacy of Stieve Reich, and that little game that I (and I guess many others as well) used to play when we were kids: repeat one word over and over, until the meaning is gone ...
Participants: Bolek Sokół, Marianna Hovsepyan, Margarita Grigoryan, Philip Gagnon
Sound: "Für Elise" on a broken piano performed by Francis Macchiagodena
Written, directed, edited, produced by: Anna Grigorian