Art video: "Bodies at War (First Movement)

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"Bodies at War" was originally conceived as a spoken-work performance piece for two voices, and was first presented in that form in a table reading by the In/Words Writer's Circle at Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa on August 5, 2015. It was first publicly performed by Kiwi Kadabra and James Deagle on August 14, 2015 as part of the Umi Open Mic at the Tea Store in Ottawa. Thank you to everyone involved with both events for their participation and honest opinions - this work is much improved because of it.

The original written piece had its start with an experiment in which I went through a women's lifestyle magazine (the title of which I have long forgotten), and jotted down the first words on each page that jumped out to me. The "First Movement" of "Bodies at War" preserves those snippets in the order which the magazine presented them to me, with the repetition of phrases being the only poetic license exercised.

This video is only the first half of "Bodies at War" - work on the "Second Movement" is underway, and will be released soon. That piece will go under the surface of the themes presented here.

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Hello Hello!

Many have a kind of art and particularly yours is very different from what I have seen, I congratulate you ♡

Greetings from Venezuela

what an interesting process to generate the text and kind of scary what it yielded. This is really powerful, definitely looking forward to part two - @tipu curate

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Thank you very much! :)

dear @jamesdeagle, you have made a very strong and incisive video. one never speaks enough of the evil that a woman risks doing to herself just because she doesn't feel loved and appreciated enough. beautiful the round bodies and the shapes that you have highlighted, we hope that this message gets stronger and stronger.
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hahahaha Very interesting!! Thanks for sharing. I would love to see that second movement. Greetings to all the production team. A cordial greeting @jamesdeagle