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Purple, bodies in translation -
part II of A Yellow Memory from the Yellow Age

2017, single channel video with stereo sound, mirrored screen, tinted spotlights


With text by Lina Mounzer and Stefan Tarnowski

This immersive installation reflects on the role of the subtitle, the details lost in translation, and what additional elements and contradictions are created by the differences between subtitles and image. The video merely shows a color: purple, projected on a mirrored screen that allows the viewers to see their own reflection, to see themselves within the subtitled text.