Integers is part of the greater long-term project Sites of Acquisitions, consisting of video, actions in landscapes, installations, photography and printed matter based on interviews and participatory workshops and planned in three distinct and overlapping phases. It examines the relationship between language acquisition processes, identity and collective consciousness in three diverse European contexts characterised by varying degrees of rising nationalism.
With the support of a research grant from La Escocesa Centre for Artistic Research and Production (Barcelona), Racco interviewed students and teachers of Catalan concerning their relationship to language, identity and integration within the context of Catalonia. The interviews were realised on the premises of the official Consorsi de Normalització Lingüística of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
This long-term project marries two lines of Racco’s research concerning 1) the circulation of people (and goods) across borders and 2) language processes and power dynamics.