Language is a Failed Technology, 2015

Video (16:9). 05:50 min, silent.
Norwegian and English text.

Language is a Failed Technology is a silent one-take video in which two spindle tops spin uninterruptedly while debating (in text) the origins, usefulness and success of language: Is language influencing the way we think? Is its logical structure restraining thought? Are we able to interpret what is beyond language without using language as a parameter? The protagonists disagree, and their lyrically reductive claims demonstrate the paradox discussed: language as entirely inadequate and entirely essential as a tool for thought and communication.

The video is made in two versions, one in Norwegian and one in English.