Speechless
Project info

In the fall of 2009, I moved to Barcelona with my family, and immersed myself into a new culture and a new language. Speechless is my response to learning a new language, and to the distancing of representation, both verbally and visually, that occurred. My inability to access the language left me at times, literally, speechless. And the more I heard the strange mix of spanish and catalan on the streets, the more my daily life seemed untranslatable. Language, instead of being precise and descriptive, became nebulous and oblique. And my camera, instead of being a recorder of reality or clarity, become a tool to confront the confines of expression and comprehension.