A Trip of the Tongue

A Trip of the Tongue: The Duality of Languages (English and Greek)

This presentation was part of an open studio as artist-in-residence in SNETHA Residency in Athens, Greece. My talk looks to the navigation of communication with two languages: one native, and the other, foreign with limited competency.


It confronts the reflex of English: how it allows the speaker to beat around the bush, play with metaphors, or avoid saying something altogether because of the emotional weight and values attached; at the same time, it looks to Greek, a language I have only a limited association with, and how its boundaries and distance determine a selected number of expressions, and paradoxically emboldening and enforcing honesty and intuition.

This presentation was organised by SNETHA, Athens, Greece.

Photo credit: Maëlle Grosse