Linguistic Determinism

Single Channel Video/Installation 5:57 min.

This video explores our complex relationship with language and questions the dominant, colonial control of the English language. In this video a latinx person is being forced to idealize a new form of language while despising their own. A system of codes by those in charge of the pedagogical institution are being forced upon them. The list of words in the video start with race, remedial, righteousness and we begin to see a justification for this pedagogical approach.