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English with Ralph
Radio art, 23’50” – 2011
Sound mixing by Tony Regnauld.
Produced by Kunst Radio (AT)
The synthetic radiophonic English teacher Ralph is set to communicate, but it feels all alone. It’s not human but it can think. All in all it’s there to make you think. In English.
When you learn a language, some words that look or sound the same in your mother tongue can actually mean something different and induce you into embarassing situations. Even when you speak in your mother tongue, or with your best friend, you might feel misunderstood.
“English with Ralph, using the pretext of an English interactive radio course, is a form of didactic surrealism. The result is a sound mixture, as illogical as it is instructive, on communication’s aporias.