It’s human nature to assume we understand the world around us; but the world doesn’t make sense in any absolute terms, only in the mind of the person experiencing it.

Everyone is living their own reality, the star of their own movie. And the script editor is a part of the brain called the Interpreter Module, that fills in gaps and invents connections to rationalise whatever the rest of the brain has experienced into a coherent narrative.

I realised this when I moved to a country with a different language. Suddenly my everyday life was coated with a film of anxiety about how much I was understanding. But maybe language is just another layer of perception, one that makes the gaps and disconnects more evident.

These images attempt to respond to the question: What if your Interpreter Module took the day off?

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