murmur1 began in February 1999. It currently runs to 70 A4 size pages and continues my preoccupation with mappings, verbal installation, visual breathing, demonstrated most notably in red shifts,2 an 8 inch square colour book, commissioned from etruscan Books (2001).
In July 2003 I improvised a brief performance of some pages from murmur at the Writers Forum Experimental Workshop in London. I spilled the ringbinder containing all the A4 pages of the work on to the floor and invited other members of the workshop to participate in a response to the murmur layerings of leaves spread at our feet.
Cleaving/scale/sculpting the voicing body/heart/soul, the visual multi-dimensional, multi-sentient MATTERings of what? how? breath? are driving necessities in murmur.
1. Maggie O’Sullivan, murmur, unpublished manuscript.
2. Maggie O’Sullivan, red shifts (Buckfastleigh,Devon: etruscan books, 2001).