The Language of the Enemy is a prison story exploring those layers of expression and states of mind that make us capable of dissolving tense situations.
A chain of symbolic hand gestures, mudras, which tell a parallel story with Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, escorts the story of the prisoner. The unfolding chain of images is a narration of the narration that lifts the spoken words to a more sophisticated, expanded and timeless level of communication.
This video is the first collaboration of Holly Streekstra (USA) and Dávid Adamkó (Hungary), inspired by a television interview and the spatial character of the LOOK Gallery. The Language of the Enemy is a striking reaction to the current and disquieting questions of freedom of expression.
Opening: 8 October 2011 - 6 p.m.