Going Dutch

A performative intervention into public space in the town of Hoorn, The Netherlands, Dutch in a Day explores notions of identity and place through language. Attempting to understand my surroundings, I placed sticky notes on objects to label them in the most common languages spoken in Hoorn: Dutch, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabic and English. Ranging from labeling physical objects to more abstract notions, the aim is to highlight the multi-cultural aspect of the area as I try to understand the environment and communicate with local residents. Translations were made through the common Google Translate function, pointing to shortcomings in Internet translation tools in providing effective translations.


Offering daily, non-stop interactive visual art experiences in installation, new media and participatory art around the globe