Ka kualmaku, process, performance, papers sheets, typeface, sound loops, video, 2019

Ka kualmaku is a project based on the gesture of learning a language classified as «endangered» or «moribund» by international institutions, as a reaction to globalisation and undifferentiation praised by our global contemporary society.

During a 3 months-long stay in Colombia a collaboration with the Misak community bringed me to learn the basic of Namtrik, a language used by 20.000 persons in the south of the country. From the organisation of free public-classes to the manufacturing of a unique typeface, the process took many unexpected directions and ended in a performance where I was myself teaching the language to visitors of an ex- hibition, and the publication of a French-Namtrik grammar book.

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