Slow Cadence: A Multimedia Exhibition
July 31, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Slow Cadence is a multi-media exhibition consisting of three installations that explore how elements of speech affect people’s lives and the relationship between Southerners and the land.
One segment focuses on the effect accents have on our interpretation of the spoken word. A classically trained actor recites a short segment from William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, using various regional and international dialects to express an accent’s effect on how we interpret the words.
A bank of TVs will feature stories from people living in the region, recounting their personal experiences with accents and how it has impacted their lives.
A short video will give a cinematic view of the relationship Southerners have with the land, connecting the slower pace of rural life with a similar manner of speech.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Norman S. and Emmy Lou P. Illges Foundation.