Lena Herzog : Last Whispers


Lena Herzog : Last Whispers

Date(s) of Performance

10/16/2019 - 10/20/2019

Directed by

Lena Herzog

Created by

Lena Herzog


Lena Herzog, Marco Capalbo, Mark Mangini


Trained in linguistics and philosophy, Lena Herzog is a multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. Last Whispers, an immersive cinematic experience dedicated to vanishing languages, is the result of Herzog’s ongoing interest in indigenous dialects, which are disappearing at an astonishing rate. By 2050, half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken around the world will fall silent. In Herzog’s oratorio, the historical recordings of more than 40 endangered or lost languages come alive among the echoes of collapsing stars in a work The New Yorker critic Alex Ross calls “haunting and singular.” Multiple panels and open discussions are planned to provide deeper understanding of the languages and what is being done worldwide to protect indigenous voices from fading away.


Theatre and Performance Studies


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Lena Herzog : Last Whispers