The Museum of Dead Words
Written, Directed, and Performed by Dyalekt
Co-Producer / Curator / Performer, United States and Europe, 2017–2018
The word “hypocrite” is etched onto wall of Wabi Sabi Warehouse, atypically bare considering this is supposed to be an art exhibit. A cursory glance around the warehouse reveals other words similarly imprinted across the interior. “Racism,” “bias” and eight other seemingly mundane words that proliferate newspapers, blogs, Facebook posts, and Youtube comments make up the display of “The Museum of Dead Words.” With the entrance of the tour guide come emcee, Dyalekt—a sharply dressed man with a markedly articulate flair about him—it becomes evident that this is no mere exhibit, but rather a linguistic eulogy for words that have died in our contemporary parlance.
Hypocrite • Miscegenation • Racist/sm • Normal • Sexist/sm • Slut • Evil • Deserve • Obvious/ly • Truth • Clickbait
Voice Mag: 11 words died on the internet and what happened next is shocking, Tom Inniss
WECT News: The 11 words on the internet that turn conversations into fights, Ben Smart
WHQR: Communique: "Museum of Dead Words" In Wabi Sabi Warehouse Friday & Saturday, Gina Gambony