One same, same thing / Current Details

(excerpt from One same, same thing, 2003, duration 7:20min)
(Current Details, 2003, 4:48)

One same, same thing is one in an open-ended series of video-recorded performances carried out in solitary locations. Here, Peacock devises an action that suggests real or recognizable events, but which is not easily described. What is happening here? It is hard for us to perform as witnesses, even to the recorded image, and bringing to bear our logic, intuition, memory and acquired perception about what might be taking place widens the gaps in our understanding.

Having used language and video in equal measure in much of her work, Peacock says of One same, same thing, “My task here was to produce the inarticulate image, something not easily opened by language or open to language. It has no defenses.”