"For Decalcomania Maile exhibits Decalled Upon, a video and sound installation that uses the
conversations that Decalcomania has generated as its material; and which interprets, with various
artistic disciplines and media, the struggles and adaptations when communication breaks
down…Whether through language barrier, or through network devices such as chats and video-chats.
Maile’s installation will also be used as the basis of a collaborative performance with Maile and local
dancer and PhD student Ruth Pethybridge. Their improvisational dance performance will activate the
installation and aims to address, through dance, the questions that arise from her installation. How do
we work to express and be understood when we have different languages and cultural cues? How do
we work to express and be understood when the symbols of written language are our only information,
and non-verbal cues such as expression and gesture are taken away?"
From Newlyn Art Gallery website
From Decalcomania Project catalogue
Video and Concept: Maile Colbert
Decalcomania Curators: Maria Christoforidou and Laura Smith
Task Based Movement Research and Composition: Ruth Pethybridge and Maile Colbert
Sound Design and Composition: Simon Whetham and Maile Colbert