Paralingual Index

Opening: Tuesday, January 16th, 7 pm

Opening Hours: January 17th – 27th
Wednesday – Saturday, 3 – 6 pm

In Paralingual Index, a voice will take you on a choreographed listening experience in the peripheries of language using 32 speakers. The exhibition takes its title from Paralingual Index no. 1, a series of signs that each represent a paralingual sound phenomenon. It is an attempt at mapping this often overlooked periphery of language.

The exhibition addresses the complexities inherent in navigating linguistic identities and serves as a canvas for interpreting, studying and playing with these new symbols. In this way, it questions the very essence of a mother tongue and further prompts reflections on identity, pride, and shame entwined with language.

Clara Mosconi (DK/IT) works in the realms of voice and language, particularly within the context of bilinguality. The exhibition stems from Mosconi’s experience of slowly losing her second language, Italian, and the resultant attempts to build relationships outside of rational language. This life circumstance has driven her work towards methodologies aimed at challenging the linguistic outsider position.

Vocal interpretations: Francesca Burattelli

Sound assistance: Stephen McEvoy