Lost in Translation
After spending 6 years overseas and living in countries where the main language is English, I have been slightly losing my Portuguese.
Lost in translation is a series of textile art ( posters and sculptures) I am developing that will represent that loss. By using apparel, quilting and embroidery techniques, my pieces will represent how the language that I now speak has taken over the one I was raised to communicate in.
The idea of this project is to increase awareness for people around me about a situation that is more common to foreigners then most people think.
“The difficulties in recalling your first language are greater the more immersed you are in a second language, says Dr Aneta Pavlenko at Temple University in Philadelphia, because cognitive resources are limited.” (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27690891)