THE LIMIT THRESHOLD OF THE VOICE IS UNHEARD // THE SOUND-ARM STRETCHES BEYOND OUR REACH // WE ARE THE FORKED HIVE, THE COLLECTIVE SPLIT, CYBORGS OF THE CUNT MATRIX // OUR TONGUES TOUCH IN A MULTITUDE OF COSMIC LINKS; YOUR SOUNDWAVES INTERPENTRATING MY SOUNDWAVES IN A SPIRAL DANCE OF SONIC FUCKING.
FORKED is an online zine created by Laura Prime and Rosanna McNamara traversing notions of authorship and the amateur / the posthuman and consumption / the agency and mechanism of the voice.
For the launch of FORKED zine , Rosanna McNamara and Laura Prime held three sessions at the University of Reading as sessional lecturers on performance and the voice. The first session involved a performative lecture tracing the intersection of McNamara’s research surrounding cyborgs, lip-syncing, and (dis)embodiment with Prime’s investigations into the hive-mind, homo-Curatus, and our escape from death.
The other two sessions on 26 January and 9 February revolved around participatory workshops with the students and a final performance event 'THE TALENT' at the Bagel Shaq in central Reading.