When in Rome

2011, dual site installation, computers

created for the dual site exhibition, Inscrutable, located at UD@Crane and Asian Arts Initiative.

computers were set up on each site for audience to participate in skyping the other site. however, the participants did not know the location of the other end - fake backdrops were created to disguise the locations. same sets of instructions were provided on both sites.

this piece was inspired by two encounters: 1. the imperfection of Google text. 2. a Foochow bible written English alphabet, but spelled in Foochow phonetically, which enables the English reader to speak Foochow.

languages provided: Dutch, Mandarin, German, Filipino, and Swahili