Interdiscipinary Forums presents - More Than Words: Art, Language and Textual Practices
Text based practices employ strategies using language, archives and typography as artistic tools. From the early avant garde to contemporary work, the use of text challenges the conventions of the visual and conceptual in image making. Whether in the form of printed texts, painted signs, words on the wall, or recorded speech, experiments with text challenge the limits of communication. With the more recent influence of new technologies, textual elements fully inform our daily experiences and modes of communication. How is text also an image? What aspects of design influence visual culture?
What are the ways in which archives inform historical knowledge, memory and art practice? From concrete poetry to public art this course offers an exciting public lecture series to explore the various ways in which the art and text inform and shape our daily lived experiences and practices.
Randy Lee Cutler and Kyla Mallett, Text + Image Practice
James Rout, Mutable Memory and Digital Heritage February 3
Jonathan Aitken, Typographic Play
Brady Cranfield, The Sound of Voices
Lorna Brown/Kristina Podesva, Art and Language
Durwin Talon, Words and Pictures: Type and Design in Sequential Art
Jamie Hilder, Concrete Poetry and Conceptual Art: A Difference of Opinions
Laiwan, Of Audience to a Dream: Performative and Embodied Writing
Screening Helvetica, A Documentary Film (2007) by Gary Hustwit April 14 Seaton, Text Dunes and Twitter Mazes: Textual Experimentation and Social Media
Lectures take place Thursdays at 3:50pm in the Lecture Theatre, Room 301, South Building. Everyone is welcome.