Project Semear

Participatory project, dimension variable, 2018

What makes a word real? Who has the power to decide? Is a word real only when a lexicographer compiles it into the dictionary? In Project Semear, nearly 100 participants from Lisbon are invited to join an experiment for 21 days. During the time, they are required to use a fake Portuguese word "climiçoso" in their daily communication with other Portuguese speakers at least one time per day.

 

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Installation View,   Words are not Transparent ,  I/o studio, Pingtung County, Taiwan

Installation View, Words are not Transparent, I/o studio, Pingtung County, Taiwan

 

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