Therese Bolliger

Stutter, 1993, Cold City, Toronto and Burnaby Art Gallery, BC

Stutter and Stammer, terms which are familiar to us in the context of speech pathology, serve as the title of two groups of sixty small drawings. As a process, stuttering and stammering point to the difficulty of releasing thoughts through language, from the body. This precise moment, when mind and body are closely linked, becomes a metaphor for the difficulty of articulting ideas through speech, a speech which is fragmented and dispruted.