Portrait of an Englishes Collector

single channel video (34 minutes and 7 seconds)

This video work sees a fictional amateur linguist conduct a telephone study of the ’Englishes’ spoken in the remotest corners of the globe. Through a series of fractured phone conversations he uses notation in IPA (international phonetic alphabet) to collect fragments of their pronunciation.

This work was produced by the Salonul de Proiecte in Bucharest. The phone interviews were conducted by Voicu Radescu.

Portrait of an Englishes Collector

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2015 video still by Nicoline van Harskamp

Salonul de Projecte, Bucharest