© the artist, Hauser & Wirth, London / Zurich
Albanian, born 1974
Digital video disk (DVD), 9:44 minutes, with audio
Set in a classroom in Senegal, Làkkat explores language as a categorizing system, and its quality as unfamiliar sound for two boys struggling to repeat Wolof words to their teacher. The students are distracted by the numerous moths and butterflies drawn to a neon light, offering a metaphor for the spectrum of Wolof terms describing light and dark in this post-colonial context.