Ineffable investigates the limits of language. People who are native or fluent in a language other than English are asked the question: “Is there a word, phrase, or an expression in your native (or second) language that you can not translate to English?” The goal was to pin down the divergence among languages which is hopefully conceptual rather than just technicalities. These differences must have been rooted in the culture, which the language was closely tied to. It turned out, the answers were trivial when compared to the struggle the interviewees were having. The project revealed the glass walls between languages. Through gestures, examples, analogies, or ambiguous words, interviewees strove to express the ineffable.

The question was a paradox by its nature.