At home we speak three languages: Lithuanian, English and Norwegian.

Sometimes we get misunderstood, no matter which language we speak. At the same time we behave differently with each language that we use. We visualized two words (I and you) in three languages pronounced by female and male voices. We made digital recordings of the voices and turned them in to graphical representations by interpreting sound’s raw data as an image. We chose to use digital Jacquard weaving because it’s a technique to turn data into imagery as well. Three colors were used, to distinguish different languages.

We hope the viewer gets better understanding of one of the most important things we take for granted – language, and how different words can feel.

 

Technical data:

Title: “Her and his voices: AŠ – I – JEG.” & “Her and his voices: TU – YOU – DU.”
Size: 156x285cm, 2pieces
Technique: Digital Jacquard Weave
Materials: Wool
Woven at: Innvik AS
Year: 2017

Her and his voices AŠ - I - JEG 2017
Her and his voices TU - YOU - DU 2017
Her and his voices AŠ - I - JEG 2017
Her and his voices AŠ - I - JEG 2017
Her and his voices AŠ - I - JEG 2017
Her and his voices AŠ - I - JEG 2017