Untitled #1 Shohre, Persian, 2014, HD video, 1 minute and 11 seconds, looped.
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.
This video is part of a new body of ongoing work exploring language experiences. More to come!