Name Me

Videoinstallation

2009

11 Videos

11 Monotors & Player (Presentation)

  • Name Me 4
  • Name Me 1
  • Name Me 2

The artwork is a detail of the series Portrait as Dialogue. It directs our attention to the designation and change of name among the Kelabit, an indigenous population in central Borneo. Three Kelabit men were asked to chose a Kelabit name for Angelika Böck. Independently but similarily they decided on Dayang, the name of a female human-spiritual hybrid creature which settled between heaven and earth. The video installation features eleven Kelabit girls and women who carry or once had carried that name.