Friday, 24 February 2017

Library session

After discussing how relational 'art and language' was to my project and being introduced to the work of Joseph Kosuth, who has worked with language himself there was a library session needed to find some content that would help me with the critical research paper and the above context: The following text is from Joseph Kosuth" No thing, No self, No Form, No principle (was certain)

"What is assumed about the viewer/reader experience that precedes the point of reception. Arts requires a habituated experience - has art become entertainment driven. The other relationship is engagement. Enters into the process and participators in the production of meaning. Functions as the interface between two sides of a subjective."

"Elements of construction - the fragmenting of meaning, part of Robert Musil's practice was an attempt to rupture his own habituated relationship with language with begun with convo's of the practice of writing."  

Ex-Libris: A project of Jospeh Kosuth
"An additional layer of meaning is introduced through multiple languages. Impending loss of meaning, unsolvable indifference and partial blindness symbolized by white blanks."

"A continuous white line running around the room divided the exhibition space in half. By these simple means, an essential principle of the story - the perception of imagined and actual worlds - was made manifest" 

"Spanning the temporal and spatial realm of the text. As parts of the text are made illegible, they can only be read in context, as partial meanings."

Franz Kafka - translating and annotating


"Kosuth has been working with types . . .like language they are used as a material and transformed into new contexts. "the circularity of language".

This idea of working with language, questioning language and almost reformatting it to extend and develop a practice has close relations to my own work. The conceptual artists worked with language to a large extent as that if the international situationists who produced manifestos and whose work starts to make reference to the 'derive' the journeys taken.

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