You will not be able to do it

Keller Easterling (USA)

Galata Greek Primary School

“You will not be able to do it. It is a call and it is something you only know how to do by doing it over and over. Birds practice their musical tunes. Cows practice their ‘moo’ as they stroll through the fields. But persons don’t know how to make a call, and so you will never be able to do it. ‘Oh you’ is sung. It starts out a little bit lower and ends a little bit higher like the call for a Bob White bird, only slower. You hold on to it longer. And like the call of the Bob White bird, you do it over and over and over again. The more you do it, the more you have to do it.” –KE

Keller Easterling’s You will not be able to do it is an adapted excerpt from a collection of short fiction titled Suite One. Within the exhibition venues, You will not be able to do it appears at marked locations as a recorded voice speaking from walls, floors, windows and crevices. The voice is not entirely human, and it speaks directly to listeners about the ways in which they have become all too human.