For Nicci Haynes the limitation of language is a major preoccupation. ‘No method of conveying information ever seems adequate to translate my first-hand knowledge of the world into words. For a start’, she explains, ‘language is successive, my experience is not’.
With language being both her material and her theme entanglement and contortion, expressed via drawings, photography and video, are unavoidable. Speech acts is the current manifestation of her ongoing struggle with linguistic systems.