EVERYTHING’S BETTER IN AMERICA
EVERYTHING’S BETTER IN AMERICA directed by John Pett, 1975, 58 min, 16 mm film
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP),
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC
Aleksander Komarov presents his ongoing project Language Lessons and give introduction to the film: EVERYTHING’S BETTER IN AMERICA directed by John Pett, 1975. A study of German immigration and assimilation in the United States.
Komarov investigates the construction of language among immigrants in establishing their identities. He is interested in how language shapes individual and collective experience. In his work Palipaduazennije (2013), Komarov asked a group of Belarusian immigrants to describe one word in their “native” language that is associated with immigration.
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