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Irina Gheorghe

Foreign Language for Beginners


Foreign Language for Beginners (2015 – ongoing) is a developing performance work by Irina Gheorghe, which explores the dynamics and history of an improbable first contact by way of speech, sound and movement. It is a conversation with the world outside the word, by way of word, inside a room. The performance starts with simple messages that were composed and gathered by the SETI Institute in order to be sent into outer space, which are directed at the audience in the second person. However, as the performance progresses, the mode of address, the form the language takes, and the situations described begin to get a little weirder…



Sun 22nd April, 3.30-4pm

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