- Zineb Sedira born 1963
- Video, 3 flat screens, colour and sound (stereo)
- Duration: 5min
overall display dimensions variable
- Purchased 2007
In Mother Tongue the artist, her mother and her daughter try to exchange childhood memories in their native languages: French, Arabic and English. Sedira was born in Paris to Algerian parents, and moved to London to study art, where her daughter was born. The work reflects on storytelling as a way to preserve cultural identity across generations. It underscores the difficulty of maintaining a shared heritage across national and linguistic divides and acknowledges the complexity of identity.
Gallery label, May 2019
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