The Speakers (Suit)

The Speakers (Suit)

 

 

 

The Speakers (Suit)

Twenty-two speakers and a suit coat weighing approximately 19 lbs.
The Speakers (Suit) was initially used in a performance/presentation of the I am Chris Purdie project at Utah Valley University’s Visual Arts lecture series; the suit being my remedy for a fear of public speaking. For the lecture there was a panel of five “Chris’s” with microphones wired to the suit, the idea was that everything they spoke would amplify through the suit—they are speaking but I am The Speaker.