Language, accent and unconscious bias
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel’s surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think deeper than surface appearances. This is a charming talk, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee which touches on a subject that we cal all relate to – unconscious bias.
‘As a conceptual artist, Patel has used photography, sculpture, installation and performance to challenge cultural identity. For his work, he has grown a mustache exactly like the one his father wore when he emigrated from India to the United Kingdom in the 1960s, and remixed the practice henna tattooing to incorporate English words and comics books. Patel’s conclusion about identity: that it is an ever-shifting game of imitation.’ (TED)