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A Small Hiccup

12 July 2013 - 30 August 2013 ProjectSpace

A Small Hiccup was a travelling exhibition, events programme, publication and online commission exploring diseased language, curated by Goldsmiths curatation post-graduate, George Vasey. Featuring new work by Jeremy Hutchison, Leah Lovett, Fay Nicolson & Oliver Smith, Siôn Parkinson, Erica Scourti, Simon Senn, Holly Pester, Charlie Woolley.
FADE IN:
INT. TABLE AT JAMIE OLIVER’S ITALIAN BISTRO, LONDON
GEORGE and REBECCA sit at a table looking at their menus and trying to figure out what to eat.
GEORGE
So, I’ve been thinking about the
press release for ‘A Small Hiccup’
and I think that it should be a
script. Maybe even a conversation
between two people.
(beat)
What do you think?
REBECCA
How about between you and me?
GEORGE
Yeah, that could work. I want it
to be funny – and maybe we could
be talking about this script,
and we could get confused about
what it is we are really doing –
each having different ideas.
You could say something funny.
REBECCA
Really?
(beat)
I don’t think that sounds very
reasonable George. Being
confused about the press release
is the last thing you want, people
will already be confused enough
by your newspaper… and me?…
funny? Why don’t we try to confuse
the audience with what the press
release is doing, not what it’s
saying. Maybe you could mention
something about when you were
going to call the show ‘An
Infinitesimal Cough’ and treat
each iteration of the project
like a section of a pop song…
That would be funny…
GEORGE
And then I thought better of it.
How do you mean, ‘confuse the
audience with what the press
release is doing…’?
REBECCA
Well, we make it obvious that
it’s scripted. Self aware.
GEORGE
Oh, I get it. So that the
conversation sounds forced.
That could be really interesting
tone and the implications of it.
I’ve been reading all these
linguistic journals we could
reference.
REBECCA
Oh, that wasn’t what I was
thinking. I guess we got that
misunderstanding in….
No – the actual text. Maybe
it should be this conversation.
We’ve been aware of our aims
and super straightforward,
if we could write a script like
that it would be the self-aware
thing I was talking about. It
could work…
FADE OUT.
Is it always good to talk?

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