single channel video (15 minutes and 54 seconds)

Esplorobjektoj, meaning ‘case studies’ in Esperanto, is a video recording of a translation session with the artist and a number of students the Sandberg Institute and the Curatorial Programme at De Appel, Amsterdam. After studying the language for some weeks, they invited Esperanto instructor Leston Buell to work with them to translate the press release of the 2016 exhibition “You Must Make Your Death Public“ from English.

By proposing an alternative link language for the arts, 
this work highlights the widespread use of English langauge jargon in art writing.

View the exhibition text in Esperanto, Vi Devas Fari Vian Morton Publika, here.


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2016, set photograph by Nicoline van Harskamp

De Appel, Amsterdam