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Foto: I Do Art  Agency

Foto: I Do Art  Agency

Performance at Gallery Nicolai Wallner, March 2018.

Photos: Niklas Adrian Vindelev

The manuscript for this work is a poem visiting an always already disturbed nature experience: The impossibility of experiencing anything purely since all our sensory impressions are interpretations of that, which impresses itself on us. But instead of rejecting these impressions and their linguistic expressions as false I consider them natural phenomena in themselves. Like the nest-building, tool-using animals we are, we develop languages that suit us, as vibrant communicational technologies.


The title introduces a new genre of senses, other ways of registering the world. The work is performed as a linguistic gradient: from English to Danish Sign Language (DSL), from sound to silence and movement. In the beginning I speak English and gradually add signs from DSL, while saying still fewer words in English. In the end I transition fully to DSL and thus the performance shifts its address away from a hearing audience, towards a signing and possibly underrepresented audience. Using and mixing these two different types of language I wish to emphasise the ephemeral technology of language and our biased perception of it.