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Broken English

Janet Rogers | CANADA | 2017 | 4 Min | Soundscape

Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21

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A reading from a Spanish language graphic novel was recorded and then each word was cut in half, portraying how language is only capable of expressing aspects of what what we really mean. This sound art piece exemplifies the awkwardness of language limitations while illustrating how a seeming absence of rhythm can actually create its own cadence.


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Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is a poet, media and sound artist from Six Nations territory living as a visitor on traditional Coast Salish territory, a.k.a. Victoria, British Columbia. As a media artist she is one half of the 2Ro Media Collective and she works independently as a sound and radio artist. Janet was part of Terr(i)tAurial Imprints, imagineNATIVE’s first collaborative project focused on Indigenous audio artists that took place in Colombia earlier this year. Works created as part of that project are presented at this year’s Festival (see pg. ##).