‘u.e u’. from Pasolini’s Uccellacci e Uccellini, filmed in Garbatella. Bird calls haunted me in the studio, their repetitive song invaded my dreams. ‘u.e u.’ is a sublime dance of miscommunication, mistranslation, absurd jumpy hands gestures referencing both gestures from paintings and everyday communication. Using 16mm film cut with iPhone clips I chased language – both the learning and losing of it – the omissions, the torn, the discontinuity, the patches, the bad repairs.