My Name is Language

LANGUAGE various languages with English subtitles
AGE adults (no child-unfriendly content…)
WHEN Sat 23rd February - 5 pm
WHERE Galway2020
45 min
FREE EVENT - Booking advised. Get your ticket HERE

my name is language
Picture Killian Broderick

Video recording of live performance

My Name is Language is a performative work on the topic of names: how they can be given as well as withdrawn, inflicted, collected, hidden or adapted.

Can a name be translated into a different language or can it exist only in one? Why do women often lose their name in the course of their lives? What are the reasons for people to reject or change their given name? Are stage names and usernames a form of branding?

Nicoline van Harskamp is an Amsterdam based artist who works with video, installation, and scripted live performance. Her projects can take several years to complete, and are exhibited in various stages of the process.  My Name is Language is an ongoing performative project that considers the translation and creolisation of personal names in multilingual societies. It was first developed with the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, and presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2018.