Sunday, 8 December 2013

Other Room Performance

performing a twenty minute extract of an ongoing text piece White Noise accompanied by a video, as part of an experimental poetry night, in Manchester at the Other Room
see the video at the link below:

http://otherroom.org/2014/01/14/rachel-smith-performs-white-noise-at-the-other-room/

The constraint is to write the adverts while watching television in an evening. As the speed of the speech moves faster than the speed of the writing, the original sense is broken and new narratives begin to be formed.


poster, photograph from the performance, and an extract of the text:





...I want my phone call when he arrives the connection escapes me thirteen pounds a month and tweeters one hundred minutes from the fastest for free we make you a promise across the country from just twenty pounds the biggest what year is it quickly thanks goodness there is still time now we fight back he’s everywhere I never sat in a more depressing room wow new series check in at nine just million customers I don’t have to worry about my moustache coming through smooth sexy legs upper lip hair we are so confident and get this with a money back guarantee so pick up the phone and get rushed to your home today if you need quick cash right now Rimmel London’s mascara for lashes at rockin value get favourite family films called buckle up kids guaranteed family entertainment no-one brings you the time of reckoning we restore former glory we are one this exclusive feet down with Flora you could brightening up come on slow coach so hurry you don’t want thirty years since the last controversial truth it will be interesting to see survival of the fastest people try to compare insurance I will give you as many toys as please give meerkat toys phones for you probably not I shave my legs oh not at all but I’m an estate agent do I get an upgrade four years is a long time a lot can happen but no matter where it takes you any package across our range turn onto four seven TV that’s everyone’s been talking about people never sat in a more depressing room wow new series check in at nine lets just million customers iron your fathers pants everything is perfect thank-you the big fish always know who little fish are full application I know what I’m feeling like who was it this time I’m glad they don’t know about this place the award winning safety together sometimes saying sorry is enough you keep one hundred percent find out now the award winning show ahead of its time action based on the cult hit movie and a third of my wife’s stealth and concealment are absolutely don’t you just hate it when it buffers and this symbols appears that’s better super fast broadband the health lottery we already you could be the next give it a try it could change your life with Duracell power-check now BB these two letter are going to change your life hydrates perfect skin who takes care of the perfect matt finish entitled to make a claim tell me within minutes whether I’ve got Wonga dot com straight talking money without the drama claim discount and what’s more if you’ve earned seventy five percent you’ll keep when you’re unwell if you’ve suffered due to win or loose the break-dancing crew they’re celebrating fifty pounds cash-back  sign up now and we’ll do you proud up to three times per hour for the whole family of Wickes there are now even more red pencil prices on electrical equipment beat it by ten percent this is a moment tonight is the night best join trust our experts we’ll find ways bright financial future a hotel with separate beds no way this one is perfect is there a pool at the best price so you’re talking to your friends can’t a quiet night at the direct to VIP access sure this actually necessary we have winners every day with peoples’ postcode lottery before midnight they’re screaming everywhere all the internet you’ll ever need searchers and tweeters get your search online a world where everything starts at the beginning of the universe mad pilots as they battle basic equipment brand new series the clues will be clearer the new afternoon line up and it buffers ah that’s better you can say buy all at half price check it out online amazing acts like my self for all people who like attitude here on one new channel tonight typical the face with a crush scenes of animal butchery will love moving here for a flourishing countryside oh look what is she wearing lets see have you got plenty sometimes the dating site better than e-harmony review your matches find out how to make your favourite snacks River Cottage veg and cancer Carol from Macmillan telling the kids gave me a lot of advice I know the Macmillan team free I feel love a certain kind tomorrow will be like today bread is not broken I don’t care I really think I should be off now once you try it you have to have it together in electric dreams blue plus price promise I don’t want to scare anyone there’s more to life than looks we’ve still got kitchen come fill my little world right up create the perfect space for you whatever a city break means we could make it happen never stop we’ll make a grown man cry there’s a place new in one corner with over thirty million products you’ll always find what you want again ha ha funny...

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