[I don't speak language] A set of obsolete devices confesses its inability to express itself. As words become an erratic verbal collapse, "I Don't Speak Language" echoes the paradox of communicating the incompetence to communicate.
Inspired by the “cut-up” technique, the artists use fragments of phrases and sound elements such as words, syllables and concrete sounds to create an audiovisual sculpture that seems to be about to fall. From this phrase, which is in itself an oxymoron, the work seeks to acknowledge the existence of symbols through the process of breaking them. [2018-2019]
Original title: I don’t speak language by Paloma Schnitzer, Michel Steinberg and Tim Schenk (sound) Collaboration in sound: Marko Michael / Format: multi-channel video installation - color - sound / Country: Germany - Austria / Year: 2018 / Exhibited at Alte Saline Hallein, “Schmiede - No Plan” (Hallein, 2018) and “Future III” at Lite-Haus Gallerie as part of 48 Stunden Neukölln (Berlin, 2019).