When we speak at the same time we speak the same language, is a multidisciplinary collaborative performance that explores the importance of shared language and speech style when it comes to identity and community building. It takes the linguistic concept of cooperative overlapping- a speech style characterized by overlapping talk that is supportive and enthusiastic rather than rude or interruptive - and translates it into physical space by overlaying improvised movement, sculpture, video, poetry and sound.
Lauren Prousky is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, educator and curator based in Kitchener. The art she makes is an effort to communicate interconnected narratives through the language of collections and repetition. She is interested in the power of multitudes and accumulation, specifically, how stuff deemed “extra” moves, seeps, trickles, multiplies, organizes, rebels, conforms, shrinks or expands within an established environment. Lauren also like sudoku puzzles, learning about linguistics and watching videos of cuttlefish changing colour. See more of her work at www.laurenprousky.com