Mediated MonologuesMason Leaver-Yap
Mason Leaver-Yap works with artists to produce essays, books, exhibitions, and other events. Opening with an original preface by British artist Will Holder, Mediated Monologues is an annotated transcription of a lecture Leaver-Yap delivered at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. It is a meditation on what it means to have a voice and its relation to the complexities of queer modes of being. Leaver-Yap considers the connection between emotion, voice, and sexuality, grief, and speaking. Finally, they reflect on the implications of having one’s voice digitized, tagged, and stored in a database for future use.