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Wed Jan 20 2010
Qs: The World in a Shell: Request for Assistance
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The World in a Shell: Request for Assistance
Message 1: The World in a Shell: Request for Assistance
From: Mark Swindle <markswindlegmail.com>
Subject: The World in a Shell: Request for Assistance
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''The World in a Shell'' (http://www.worldinashell.net/), is an art-science
concept piece - embodied in the form of a modified shipping container - that
will travel, over the coming 5 years, to 11 locations - with each location - e.g.
Ghanzi, Botswana - selected on the basis of both its status as a UNESCO World
Heritage site; and because of the presence of ''first peoples'' there - e.g. the
Khoe San, in Botswana. At each location it will serve as a sort of
art/research/cultural laboratory; as a demonstration of a sustainable,
non-disruptive-to-lifestyle technology; and as a collector and transmitter of data.
The project kicks off with an exhibition in Rotterdam at the NAi in March, with
all the exhibit's catalog content due by the end of January. In the catalog
there will be a section to present the people and locations which will be
visited. To make it a more personal story we would like to publish the following
hand written sentence in (one of) the original language/dialect of the first
peoples - either by one of the first peoples, or someone with the capability of
writing in the Native tongue.
What is the meaning of freedom?
This handwritten sentence would then need to either be scanned or digitally
photographed at high resolution, then returned to us.
Following is the status of each of the locations/peoples/languages we still need
samples from. If you can assist, please help out - and return the sample by the
end of January!
Location - People - Language:
Mörön, Mongolia - Mongols - Mongolian
Puyo, Ecuador - Shuar - Shuar
Quésso, Congo- Pygmy - Bantu language related to Komo
Ghanzi, Botswana - Khoe-San - Khoi
Kuk Swamp, Papau, N.G. - Papauns - Melpa, Enga, Western Dani, Ekari
Balalae/Shortland - Solomon Islands - Malinesier
Oualâta (Walatah), Mauritania - Moors - Hassaniya or the Soninke language of Azer
Queensland, Australia - Murri Aborginals - Bundjalung
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (Thar desert) - Rajasthani - Rajasthan
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dani, Western (dnw)
Language Family(ies): Mongolian
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