Video Loop, 12 Min, with English subtitles
ICH KENN / I KNOW / EU CONHEÇO deconstructs playfully the field of the mother tongue. Words and terms are recited stoically in a mantra-like manner and varied in simultaneous translations and endless repetitions.
The motivation that leads to the switch from one language to another is so brutal as diffuse and occurs as a mechanical alarming sound from the off. The video performance shows in a one-take the final stage of a process that lasted several hours.
Text / Kathrin Resetarits, Performance / Elsa Alelui, Camera / Christine A. Maier