Hello and welcome to the sound cinema installation entitled ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Words’. It is the opening part of the “Weight of Words” project, and it started off from the following question:
'If we could measure the weight of words – be it positive or negative - and that measurement was audible, how would we react to one another?'
This sound cinema is an attempt to find an answer to this question through communication with the audience.
As an example, Una, the main protagonist, is haunted by her father’s warning that she will become a “real Nakdonggang duck egg” (a failure).
What kind of words have haunted you? Why not share the words that you can’t erase with us on this postcard? We hope sharing these words will somewhat lighten your burden.
1. Write down the words that
you’re carrying with you verbatim.
2. Describe how you felt when you heard those words?
If you find it difficult to put into words, you can draw your feelings instead.
3. If you could measure the weight of the words you shared, how would you rate it on a scale of 1 (extremely light) to 10 (extremely heavy)?
- We believe the world will be better if we can tune into other people's hearts and minds. Thank you for sharing your story! -