You Will Be Asked

You Will Be Asked, 2005

Sound, 5.30 minutes

You Will Be Asked (clip)

You Will Be Asked is a sound piece designed to be experienced with headphones, by a seated listener.  Modeled after the structure of educational films of the 1960’s and book/cassette combinations of the 1980’s that helped teach children how to read by beeping as a signal to turn the page (or advance the image on screen).  You Will Be Asked uses this structure of regimented beeps and the direct address of second person narration to organize a series of verbal vignettes around both the emotional and physical actions of crying.