Exhibition and public programme, Amsterdam, 2013
Responsible for the production of the three-day school (25, 26 and 29 June).
noa language school is an art project initiated by artist Mounira al Solh and curator Angela Serino. noa tries to create a different approach in language education starting from the experience of living (in)between two or more languages.
noa language school is lead by artists who invite people to learn or unlearn existing or artificial languages, as a means to explore and create other selves and an alternative sense of community. At noa language school you can learn to share your mother tongue with foreigners —or learn to unshare it when necessary. noa allows you to explore the use and comprehension of languages from different sides and positions: for the various sessions that make up the three-day school, artists stage expert talks to train the ear of Dutch people listen to the broken Dutch spoken by immigrants; a writer and an artist invite us to learn more intimately Arabic words describing the sounds together with an Italian opera singer; and Moroccan ladies will train us moving our jaws in order to repeat words they use describing Dutch people.
noa language school is a traveling initiative. Each time the school will take place in a different city and country, thus dealing with a different mother tongue versus other foreign languages. The first edition is taking place in Amsterdam on 25, 26 and 29 June 2013.
Dates: 25, 26, 29 June 2013
with: Ahmet Ögüt (The Silent University), Anna Dasovic & Sarah Jones, Angela Serino, Esther Kempf, Fadi El Tofeili, Francesco Bernardelli, Grupa Spomenik/ The Monument Group (Jelena Petrovic & Jelena Vesic), Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marianna Maruyama, Marianne Flotron, Marie Frampier, Martine Neddam, Mounira Al Solh, Nicoline van Harskamp.
Locations: Goleb, Studio Amsterdam, Zina and de Vlugt, SMBA and Japanese Restaurant Hakata Senpachi.