The first step in “integrating” as a new immigrant is to learn the language. However in Berlin, instead of asking “Do you speak German?”, participants were asked if they spoke purple, green, bird, or stone. Arabic was also haltingly introduced into the conversation. This gesture took place on the street, in a neighbourhood with many artists, kids, immigrants, nationals, and refugees. Each participant in this one-on-one performance was gifted a sumi ink drawing.





bird is bird at galerie oqbo

bird is bird at galerie oqbo

bird is bird at galerie oqbo