The Suspended Step of the Language

2019

This is a video project structured as a triptych, each panel with it’s own subtitle. The video appearing in the middle is titled “Prosthesis,” and on the left is “Kaaba and Hamburgers,” and on the right, “Refugees’ strategy: return to their home.” The soundtrack is also a triptych of words and phrases collaged from: one, a surgeon’s oral report on an in-progress operation on a patient’s spine; two, the sounds of wind, ocean, and the voices of refugees in documentary news coverage of an attempt to emigrate to a safe country; and three, clips from the opera symphony of sorrowful songs by Polish composer Henryk Gorecki in 1979.