In Youmna Chlala’s How Many Tongues Does it Take to Make a Color? (2017), cobalt blue texts are inserted and dispersed in private and public spaces through-out Henningsvær. The work is part of Chlala’s Museum of Future Memories, an ongoing exploration of how our encounters with architecture and objects anticipate what will be remembered in the future. Here, Chlala invites viewers to discover a fragmented fictional narrative relating to the word “blue” as one of the last colors to be named in multiple languages. What can the sentience of language reveal about us now and in the future? How do we relate to text as a physical and performative object with prescience? How Many Tongues Does it Take to Make a Color? proposes a series of intimate encounters with language, color and form as a way to imagine what is to come.