These sounds are captured in three-minute sonic segments trigged by the playful action of tugging the cord of a domestic CD player. However, The viewer is first invited to engage with these sounds visually and decipher the phonetic bilingual text and soundwaves found on the drawings.
In these three prints, temporary sounds are preserved as visual
artefacts allowing Stawarska-Beavan to represent the passing of time and preserve the ephemeral moments in the development of a child’s relationship with language. In one of the prints the diction by the parents and repetition by their son of words in Polish and English illustrate the passing of identity and language from a parent to their child.