Larry Nixed, Trachea Trixed
Slavs and Tatars
Larry nixed, Trachea trixed

2015
screen print on steel, 70 x 50 x 1 cm

Part of the Long Legged Linguistics cycle of work investigating language politics, Larry nixed, Trachea trixed looks at various attempts to Cyrillicize sounds or phonemes that did not previously exist in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, one of many attempts to extend or embed Soviet influence. The mirror work offers a decidedly more sensuous, if not sexualized, approach to the traditionally cold, clinical approach of linguistics.