Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne.

Artist’s film clip, excerpt. Part of 9 Scripts From a Nation at War.



Actors: Hardhi Harris, Jack Hayflick, Fiona Horrigan, James Kaliardos, Carol Neiman, Sangeeta Parekh, Marguerite Plekhanov, Patricia Thomas, Tammy Tunyavongs, Joseph Turkel, Andrea Weston

Running Time: 17 minutes 54 seconds Actors attempt to learn the words of people involved in the war, and trying to memorize charged and confusing definitions for terms such as ‘torture’, ‘enemy combatant’, and ‘habeas corpus’. These fragmented readings reflect the process of encountering the limited knowledge of war provided in language, and how terminology, changing definitions, and new forms of speech are assimilated.