Effi & Amir - By The Throat


27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020

Effi  & Amir - By The Throat

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Starting with what appears to be a routine security check at the entrance to Tel Aviv airport, By The Throat explores a more deeply engraved border, albeit an invisible one, that lies in our oral cavity and determines the sounds and words we are able to pronounce. We carry this border in us, that is designed by our mother tongue and the environment in which we grew up, becoming ourselves a mobile checkpoint wherever we are. Touring between different territories – sonic, anatomical and political – By The Throat highlights contemporary manifestations of the Shibboleth, a language test to determine whether or not you belong to a group. It is based on repeating a word or sound considered hard to pronounce by anyone from outside the linguistic community from which the shibboleth came. This type of test aimed at distinguishing “friend from foe” has been practiced since biblical times and is currently part of the procedures faced by asylum seekers in Europe in order to verify their stories. Machines determine whether the accents are correct, thus turning elocution into a veritable weapon of mass detection. Language saves or betrays, allows a person to be let in, indeed guarantees their survival or their exclusion.

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