A Mouth of the Mind
Performance and Exhibit
Jed Miner was born in Manhattan in 1975 and is based in Boston where he co-directs a Artists’ Retreat with Performance Artist Laurel Kirtz at Fort 92 in Roxbury. Jed works with home-brew audio feedback circuits and sound poetry to create interactive performances using the audience as performers. Graphical music scores are used based on the mathematical relationships between language and various invented measurement systems. The audience and gallery space become one instrument, a giant speech apparatus interpreting ﬂuid motion and wave mechanics into fragments and parts of speech.
“A Mouth of the Mind” is an investigation into the the materials which comprise language and give it form. Force, Vibrations and Space are superimposed from the human body onto the space of the Gallery to create a sound environment. Each room is a reﬂection of how we view ourselves through the act of being a vocal instrument in our daily lives. From the timeless passage of air through our lungs, to the restrictions and hesitations of our vocal cords and onwards to the cultural jamming and massaging of the tongue, teeth and lips. Speech itself becomes a metaphor for how we process basic information into advanced code systems.