Selected from over 6000 works this piece will be presented @ NFT_Liverpool in June 2022
'Mais la voix me console et dit: 'Garde tes songes: Les sages n'en ont pas d'aussi beaux que les fous!' Charles Baudelaire
As a francophone, voix (voice) has always meant more to me than it’s English translation because of its homonym in French which is voie (way, path). I choose La Voix as title to this work, to express both the voice as an energy emitted from the mouth, and a way or path; a channel of communication. Like my other pieces in the 5-HT Fast Track to Happiness collection, the images conjured come from a digital alchemy that took place when I introduced elements of generative art to the process, so the results are machine generated rather than designed.
I didn't know what the render would present and was most intrigued by the first frame where I see an unintended self-portrait with mouth wide open to disgorge an ebullient stream of consciousness. I recognise myself in this image, the obsessive solitary creative absorbed in my work, with only the radio/podcasts as company, pirate radios call us silent listeners. In Aboriginal culture there is a belief that the voice is for healing or singing rather than communication, and what I’ve come to realise is the voice is also an essential channel to express the energy within us.