Os Voy a Contar Mi Vida [I’m Going To Tell You About My Life]

Research output: Performances, compositions and other non-textual formsPerformance



Os Voy a Contar Mi Viva [I’m Going To Tell You About My Life] is a performative action conceived by Spanish artist Esther Ferrer. The piece brings together a group of volunteer signers and non-signers, speaking in sign language and in various spoken languages, who introduce themselves to an audience.

Taking a different meaning each time it’s performed, the piece advocates for a pluralist society by presenting language as a palpable manifestation of diversity. “The less languages we are able to speak,” believes Ferrer, “the easier it will be to impose a single way of thinking”.

Supported by Glasgow International and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 22 Apr 2018
EventGlasgow International: Festival of Visual Art - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Apr 20187 May 2018

Author keywords

  • performance, Art, Festival, Language, gesture, Life, Autobiography