Wer Mae Hao

single channel video (7 minutes and 44 seconds)

Wer Mae Haois the result of a series of workshops held at De Zonnebloemschool and Extra City, Antwerp, in which children with different language backgrounds explored the possibilities for an English of the future. In this video, shots of the group of children telling a story in an English constructed from their individual, self-made varieties, are juxtaposed with close-ups of their hands cutting up pages of English dictionaries, and constructing a celebratory puppet that they dance with in their gymnasium.

Wer Mae Hao

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2015, video still by Nicoline van Harskamp

Extra City, Antwerpen