Word Chain

Participatory Project, dimension variable, 2016

Presented as twelve booklets, "Word Chain" is a participatory work in which thirty participants were asked either to describe a word or to summarize a paragraph given by the last participant. For example: 

Apple  
-->  A kind of fruit. Red or green. Crunchy. 
-->  Pear 
-->  A crunchy fruit with a long rounded shape with a waist. 

 

Like “Chinese Whisper,” this special-designed game goes on and on like a chain— from a word to descriptions, from descriptions to a word. In the last installation view, the booklets present word chains starting from words such a “foreigner,” “immigrant,” “citizen” and “newcomer.” 

 

The questionnaire for the participants to fill in. 

 

Examples - contents of booklets: