Project team

George Saxon


Ryan Sehmar


Vivid Projects

Duration of project

January 2021

Project overview

‘Signals’ is a choreographed live action performance made in response to a series of constructed sound loops that are triggered for the duration of the piece. It is based on an original set of sketches titled ‘Broom-Self/Mop-Spirit’ (1980) found in the Spect. Anon book by the late D. John Briscoe. The performance attempts to decipher fragments from the notes, drawings and typewritten texts, taking cues from invocations and litanies from the Egyptian Book of the Dead and suggesting relationships to breathing, air and marriage.


Signals | Vivid Projects

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Additional info

Artists George Saxon and Ryan Sehmar collaborated under the moniker Spect.Anon during a shared self-isolation, undertaking a year long residency to explore ways in which an archive of personal practice materials might intersect and interact, alongside manifestations of responses to life during the global pandemic. A series of events, referred to as interludes and intervals, unfolded this spring. This is the second in a series of works developed as part of their residency.

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