1993 | 00:07:13 | Chile | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 |
Collection: Single Titles
Tags: Humor, Post-colonialism
A caricature of a professor teaching English to non-native speakers. Her mannerisms, her accent, the content of her speech—all are absurd, in the tradition of an Ionesco character. Images of the professor alternate with collages, many taken from Bobe’s other works.
Through its ironic humor, La Profesora foregrounds the absurdity
of teaching English in a country where many cannot read their
native language. The prevalence of the English language in
post- and neo-colonial societies is this called into question, both
politically and socially.
Video selected by Barbara London, curator and writer who founded the video-media exhibition and collection programs at
The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013.
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