Every Minute a Language Dies

2016
single channel video (3 minutes and 30 seconds)

In Every Minute a Language Dies, animated drawings accompany recorded interviews with representatives of NGOs working on language preservation in Barcelona. The Spanish and Catalan nationals seem to disagree on issues of the lifespan of a language and its attachment to either meaning or place, and what happens when two different language groups come into contact. Their animated hand movements add a further layer of expression.

Every Minute a Language Dies

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2016, video still by Nicoline van Harskamp



Barcelona Art Residency