page (2004)

This digital animation explores the idea of 'identity', through language. It looks at the contradictions and tensions when two living languages live alongside each other, in this case, Welsh and English. Both these languages have strong written literary traditions, an emphasis on the written word. This consideration led me towards the idea of a digital 'page'. The rectangle shown within the web browser window is scaled to the ratio of a A4 page. Textual positional references(in Welsh and English) are juxtaposed within this page of text, animated to change(need to look fairly hard!). Historically the Welsh language went through a period of displacement, now the language is emerging reinvigorated and vibrant. This work was shown as part of the Basingstoke Festival of Art and Literature.

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This digital animation explores the idea of 'identity', through language. It looks at the contradictions and tensions when two living languages live alongside each other, in this case, Welsh and English. Both these languages have strong written literary traditions, an emphasis on the written word. This consideration led me towards the idea of a digital 'page'. The rectangle shown within the web browser window is scaled to the ratio of a A4 page. Textual positional references(in Welsh and English) are juxtaposed within this page of text, animated to change(need to look fairly hard!). Historically the Welsh language went through a period of displacement, now the language is emerging reinvigorated and vibrant. This work was shown as part of the Basingstoke Festival of Art and Literature.

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