Sohail Khan - " Endless Apology"

( "I am so tired I could die of this.")

I am sorry that I have not been in touch before now.

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea01.mp3

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea02.mp3

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea03.mp3

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea04.mp3

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea05.mp3

alt : http://york-newyork.org/files/ea05.mp3

Writing artist - Sohail Khan and sound recordings spoken/performed by participants during the York/NEW YORK installation at the Writing Encounters symposium, September 2008

Writers Description

Endless Apology is a text about love and loss and the terror of simulated honesty with phrases culled from the communications of the artists lost loves letters. It is reflection upon the personal to universal in these matters of the heart and the terror of a situation of exposure. How in language we repeat the clich├ęs of past relationships in words and gestures in an attempt to make the matter important and meaningful. It is an performed text. That uses instructions that create an enforcement of a simulation of emotional expression upon the reader. Through this act of parody the text elicits the readers own emotions and memory. So the listener(s) is drawn into listening a meaningful fake. It is a reflection of the reality break between reading, listening and feeling in the act of reading and receiving a text. What is real or unreal for those involved in this experience. As well as the level of commitment, emotional and personnel responsibility they can bring to the work.