I Can't Hear The Sound Of French.

2014- Ongoing

 

"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Does the sound follow the meaning in language?

As a french living in the US, I am often told about how beautiful the french language sounds. I can't hear that sound. My brain immediately attaches meaning to every word, and only through an exercise of the brain can I set free from the referent and hear the word for what it is, sound. 

As with a foreign language, we cannot attribute a function to a form we don't recognize.

I've been searching for the sound of my surroundings, a quest to dissociate the form from the meaning.

 

 

 

Digital and 120 film.