© Yiyun Kang    since 2008

Seeing a Book

Seeing a Book

single-channel video, 1' 10", 2005

Despite the fact that it is considered to be the most efficient and widely used communication method in our society, I find that language is a rather incomplete tool for communication. Within more complicated and specialized fields, the linguistic system is independently evolving to make accordance with new inventions and developments. I have encountered difficulties in certain situations where I could not fully understand the other due to the usage of professional or specialized vocabularies: an explication was needed in order to comprehend and continue the conversation. Seeing a Book starts from the embarrassment that I feel when I face specialized textbooks outside the range of my major.

Seeing a Book

single-channel video, 1' 10", 2005