Born 1971, Leighton Buzzard, based in Glasgow.
Using both the spoken and the written word Sue Tompkins creates work that is lyrical, personal and provocative. Tompkins’ language resembles half-caught slogans, incidental phrases and intimate commentary. In its written form, her work appears as concrete poetry, while the performed text is delivered as a rhythmic set of utterances, looping scenarios that hover between associative play and syncopated vocalisation.
For The Voice Is A Language at Tate Modern, Tompkins presents My Dataday, 2010/12. Originally conceived as a sound work for the Tramway presentation of TVL, Tompkins has transposed the piece into a performance work on the occasion of TVL’s presentation at Electra’s Feminisms and the Sonic.