This project that investigates human emotions and languages. By re-looking at how humans communicate, it searches for a way to connect our inner self and personal emotions, through the design of a personal language and several new ways of communication.
The seven pieces of monologues is done by seven individuals who are more or less foreign to UK and speak more than two languages, each focusing on one of the emotion categories that were identified through discussion, workshops, and scientific research references. I chose a second generation Ghanian immigrant in London, an Icelandic who has been living in Portugal and works in London, an Iranian who knows the Urdu language which was originally created through a mixture of Persian and Hindi, a Singaporean who grew up using English, Mandarin, Hokkien, and Malay in daily life and is fascinated by Welsh, a Taiwanese whose parents are from France and Taiwan, a Lithuanian who knows Russian because it was a part of USSR, and a Romanian who is doing linguistic research in Computer Science. All of the individuals represent a story that’s linked by different languages. I asked them to go through a process of mixing languages which became an intervention of language evolution at the individual level.