'Eat the Words'
In this artwork, Glass MFA student Ying Chiun Lee played around with the “air quotes” gesture, the marking of a type of phrase that usually contains multiple meanings. For people with English as a second language, air quotes are more than just deciphering the surface of English. To understand it requires in-depth knowledge of the culture behind it. This video shows the artist cooking and eating a quote that she heard. During this process, a series of sensuous acts leads the viewers to the discovery of linguistic variations. By digesting the words within her body, would she truly get the meaning of the air quotes?