Lecture performance developed in the Imaginary Bauhaus Class with Dr Sabine Folie.
Collaboration with Ahram Chae, Adhika Ferdinand, Constanza Carvajal and Farzane Vaziritabar.
The performance Unfolding Tongues aims at tracing and questioning multiple forms of communication and their link with the recognition of belonging. Out of four participants, one narrates a personally chosen text in their own mother tongue, while the other four simultaneously use the medium of paper to subversively translate the narration into a visual object. The performers use simple movements along with the art of folding paper to build these life-size structures that are related to memory and experience and are easily recognizable. The objects not only represent a tangible form of perceiving communication but also act as a metaphor for language and the traces it leaves behind. This arrangement continues until five texts in four languages have been heard and five sculptures are seen.
Documentation by Minhee Ahn https://www.ahnminhee.com/