In my own head, thoughts bounce around from place to place, completely out of order – from sights to sounds to smells to feelings. Sometimes I have a vague sense of how all of these pieces fit together into an idea. Often times I don’t. In my experience learning Spanish as a second language, this struggle to express myself multiplied. I felt profoundly disconnected from other people when I couldn’t operate at full linguistic capacity.
Huh? looks at the relationship that English language learners have with their non-native language. What’s going on in their head when struggling to communicate and how do they feel in those moments?
On display at Stamps Gallery
Michigan Theater - Screening
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.