Vanda Carter

Video

Video performance and poem   © Vanda Carter.

 

"Are there lots of us in boxes side by side by side by side?

Do you know if there is an outside which is not inside a box?"

 

Made back then when TVs weren't flat and I was slim enough to fit inside one.

Boxes (1991)

I am locked inside

a box I am locked in

side

a box I am locked

inside a box I

am

locked inside

a box

I am

locked

inside a

box.

I am locked inside

a box and you are

not

inside the box that I

am

locked inside

the box

which you are locked

inside is not

the box am

inside.

 

I can hear you

knocking on the

box

are you

knocking from the in

side of the box

that you are

locked inside or

are you knocking on

the outside of the

box that I

am locked

inside?

Do you want to get in

side the box that

I am locked

inside or can I

get inside the

box that you

are locked

inside?

 

Is the inside of

my box just

like the inside

of your box

and can you hear me

knocking on the

inside of my

box maybe

the outside of

your box joins to the

outside of

my box?

 

Are there lots

of us in boxes

side by side by side

by side?

 

Do you

know if there

is an outside which

is not inside

a box?

Boxes © Vanda Carter 1989