My name is Language

door Nicoline van Harskamp

20 December 2021

The performances staged by Nicoline van Harskamp explore the meaning and nuance of language, and how writing style, sound and meaning reflect society. A  name is an important part of this: during the series of performances My name is language, she asked hundreds of people: what is your name, who gave you your name and what does that name mean in language?. And then it turns out that names are more than just a way of referring to people. They are shaped by religion, politics or social norms. Listen to Luuk Heezen’s interview with Nicoline van Harskamp in the Kunst is Lang radio programme of Mister Motley.