Angel­i­ca Mesiti
Moth­er Tongue

19th December 2020 – 7th February 2021
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

From pop­u­lar radio hits to tra­di­tion­al folk songs, Soma­li blues, march­ing drills and wed­ding dances, Moth­er Tongue explores a series of com­mu­nal, cre­ative activ­i­ties shared across the urban, civic and res­i­den­tial spaces of one Euro­pean city. 

The work was pro­duced with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of a range of per­form­ers from Aarhus includ­ing school chil­dren, employee’s of Aarhus Kom­mune, the Ramal­lah Boy Scouts troupe, the Jaf­fra Dancers, Gellerup Cir­cus School and res­i­dents of the hous­ing devel­op­ment, Gellerupparken. 


Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture. 


Auck­land Art Gallery Toi o Tāma­ki gift of the Friends of the Auck­land Art Gallery, 2020


Cura­tor: Juliana Engberg

Images

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

Moth­er Tongue, 2017
(still) two-chan­nel HD video, colour, sound
18 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus 2017 Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture