© 2019 by Jennifer Brady.

Oh Yeah Right Cool Thanks

2018

Mixed media drawing installation, live performance

Dimensions variable

Installed for Word Art group exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery 

The ‘medium’ of language may be performed, edited, repeated, crescendoed and silenced, as a means of expressing and locating one’s self. However, language may not, as American text-painter Mel Bochner has argued, be ‘transparent’. Language is unforgiving, no matter how hard we try to form clarity, we cannot materially replicate the translucency of unexpressed thought - language has permanence and demand, but not necessarily an answer or resolution.

 

Oh Yeah Right Cool Thanks is a mixed media drawing installation and audio performance, part of Brady’s research into the materiality and affect of language within the realms of post-punk and lo-fi aesthetics.