The video piece, "There Is No Is", brings out the physicality of language made manifests through the vocalization of two words the artist's name. That physical appearance of language is marked by the body's inability to perform the task of the accurate pronunciation of these two words. We can see and hear an Asian women laboring to utter a single name- Katarina Zdjelar. In her numerous attempts, she writes down on her hand what she hears but still, can not pronounce it, she listens to the artist and tries to repeat but does not succeed.
Language brakes down, being stripped to the very sound. Faced with the difficulties in pronunciation, by loosing and liberating the tension of bodily incompetence, body as language apparatus, challenges the very idea of (culturally shaped) anatomy.

There is no is

Artist: Katarina Zdjelar
Production year: 2007
Duration: 00:01:50

Mirta Demare

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