Obsolete Language

Obsolete Language is a collaborative project between Tom Walker, Qiaoer Jin, Xia Han, Jingxiang Liang and Veera Rustomji.

This film is a compilation of multiple perspectives on the idea of language creating more barriers rather than increasing communication. The stills featured are snippets of the visuals which were projected in an empty common room at an art’s student’s housing facility. Showing the film to a non existent audience was reflective of our idea on how frustrating it can be when speaking to someone in a foreign language – it’s evocative of the saying ‘speaking to a blank wall’.