Easy to Remember, 2001
Single-channel video installation, black and white, sound, looped
Duration: 2:36 min.
"In a haunting and elgiac work titled Easy to Remember from 2001, prior to her turn to drawing, Simpson reanimated the jazz ballad of the same name in a film work comprised of fifteen individual singers humming the tune, in unison. Their unison is only approximate as each singer appears as a disembodied mouth, performing the melody while hearing it through headphones. Each mouth represents an individual interpretation, an interior moment of attempted mimicry." -Connie Butler
Installation view (left) photo credit: James Wang