Untitled #2 Alda, Albanian, 2014, HD video, 1 minute and 23 seconds, looped.
This video is part of an ongoing, larger body of work, including Untitled #1 Shohre, Persian (2014), exploring language experiences.
More to come!
Drawing on personal encounters of both the artist and performative subject, this one-take video seeks to give a voice to experiences in language and migration.
Through migration, language for the individual is informed across ones personal history in their mother tongue as well as by the creation of a new sense of self, in a new language. While in society, language, for the speaker is where the social and political ramifications of social organisation are created and tested. Together, this creates a situation for the individual’s sense of self to be questioned.
This video aims to interrogate the complexities of language in a globalised world by portraying challenges in individual experiences using and sharing language.