Stephanie Misa: An altar for the fleshy tongue

Stephanie Misa (Philippines/Austria) is a visiting Krems Residency artist and researcher whose work centres around decolonising methodologies. Her artistic practice connects multicultural collaboration, curating and feminist criticism to examine the phenomena of language in its oral form and the richness of multilingualism.

In her new installation An altar for the fleshy tongue, Stephanie Misa examines the relationship between language and colonisation. Can language be inscribed bodily, handed down through generations so one comes to know language as a sensory encounter, existing in an alternative, intuitive and non-indexed paradigm?