I am an artist-educator, consistently puzzled and fascinated by various questions, problems and tensions around language and expression.
With a particular interest in the unintentional and the accidental aspects of language in the context of social communication, I enjoy tuning into sensory and material qualities of speech and written word, as well as paralinguistics, which are not typically associated with "intelligence," reasoning, control or intent.
Drawing from my background in linguistics, visual communication design and pedagogy, I am inspired to enable their performativity further in speculative, interdisciplinary and usually collaborative ways.
I have been finding that this provides helpful grounds to catalyse conversations in engaging ways, have a second go at situations in which established modes of communication don't suffice in capturing states of being, challenge assumptions, and shift hierarchies.
Especially, since human language is commonly taken as a marker for the uniqueness and superiority of the human species (in the societies I lived), this enquiry becomes pertinent when questioning how this understanding plays out in our perceptions of and engagements with other living forms and more-than-human worlds?