Last Whispers installation on language loss begins 2019 tour

By Rebekah Hayes|January 24, 2019|Video Installation|0 comments

Made in close collaboration with SOAS World Languages Institute and ELAR, Lena Herzog’s Last Whispers is an immersive video & sound installation and virtual reality experience, addressing the loss of world’s linguistic and cultural diversity. After its premiere at the Living & Dying Gallery of The British Museum adjacent to The Rosetta Stone, it is now scheduled to show at various museums, theaters and concert halls in 2019. Last Whispers will be shown as

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Eegimaa: plants, rituals & rice farming

By ELAR Archive|June 6, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the LAST short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ELAR deposit Documentation of Gújjolaay Eegimaa (Basse-Casamance – Southern Senegal) deposited by ELDP grantee Serge Sagna. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Serge, and the speakers who made this film possible! All of the beautiful short films can be viewed

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Eastern Khanty

By ELAR Archive|June 1, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ELAR deposit primary data of Vasyugan and Aleksandrovo dialects of Eastern Khanty deposited by ELDP grantee Andrey Filchenko. Vasyugan river dialect becomes an extinct language. Living now in large multi-ethnic villages, the very few remaining speakers are

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Meakambut at Amiñimba

By William Harvey Parker|May 25, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing some footage from the Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua New Guinea deposited by ELDP grantee Darja Hoenigman. On this film, Darja writes: The Meakambut are a group of 62 tropical foragers living and moving in their mountainous limestone country in the Northern fringe of Papua New Guinea Highlands. They speak their

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Dulong (Trung)

By ELAR Archive|May 11, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documentation and Description of Dulong (Trung)‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Ross Perlin. On this film, Ross wrote: Dulong (Trung) people live along the river and have several traditional ways of fishing. One sunny

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Documenting a Religious Minority: Zoroastrian Dari in Kerman

By ELAR Archive|May 4, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documenting a religious minority: the Dari dialect of Kerman, Iran‘ deposited by ELDP grantee Saloumeh Gholami. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Saloumeh and the speakers who made this film possible! Check back here on the blog to

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El Trompo de Esteban Guadalupe, Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero

By ELAR Archive|April 27, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Last week on the ELAR blog, we shared this film which was created by Chouette Films from documentation from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. This week on the blog, Jonathan is sharing footage from his documentation fieldwork: On this film, Jonathan writes: Esteban Guadalupe Sierra, de Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero, un hablante del mixteco de esta comunidad, le explica y

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Yoloxóchitl

By ELAR Archive|April 20, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Jonathan, and the speakers who made this film possible! Check back here

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Paunaka – Bolivia

By ELAR Archive|April 12, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documentation of Paunaka‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Swintha Danielsen. This video shows two of the few last speakers of Paunaka, an Arawakan language of Bolivian Amazonia. The old lady María Cuasace is talking about

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Tobian (Hatohobei)

By ELAR Archive|April 5, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the blog, we are sharing the third video from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Tobian (Ramari Hatohobei) deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantees Bobby and Peter Black. On this beautiful film, Bobby shared: The video begins with Tobi, home island of the Ramari Hatohobei community, then moves on to a group of Tobian women

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