Root Division, San Francisco, CA | January 2015
What happens when a language vanishes? Is technology exacerbating the demise of languages or abating the process of extinction? Living with Endangered Languages in the Information Age addresses this looming language crisis covering six continents and 30 languages, many of which are critically endangered or no longer spoken. Utilizing multidisciplinary practices, conceptual approaches, and a variety of new media the artists in this exhibition explore the loss of spoken languages, as well as the rise and fall of artificial languages, square notes once associated with Gregorian chants, and sign language in America.