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De-hearingization, 2010

Jolanta Lapiak
32 minutes performance
7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada. October 24, 2010.

Bodies have been, to some degree, a property of political, cultural and lingual dominance. This performance plays an inversion of the Center and the Other or Margin, bringing the audience to a personal experience of the invasion and violence of their personal space physically, lingually and psychologically. This performance inspects a lingual violence and oppressive dominance of phonocentrism that is rampant within society, in which hearing loss is exploited by corporations for economic and political-medical power in the biotechnological industries.