Gallery Pavilon, Prague
Situation 56 was a reading of fragmented dialogues and word lists taken from phrase books of various language combinations. Switching between languages, a cross cultural dialogue develops. The texts are built up on the basis of social, cultural and economic norms and expectations for dialogue, carefully prepared by a culturally conscious author in the form of imagined situations. Each language has its own music, setting an aesthetic base for the mirco-narratives, displaced from their original contexts – of which some have also lost their original purpose and meaning over time.