Norwich University of the Arts, 2014, MA Fine Art
Text. Delving in to the structure and formation of all that amounts to the English Language- Linguistics. The history of language, where it began, how it has developed- where we are now, with sociolinguistics and communication. Looking at how communication is the glue of society; holding together ‘Everyday’: like the spine of a book, the backbone, support. Through breaking apart words, semantics, the study of semeotics, looking at phonetics, the multitude of letters and symbols we lexically process in a lifetime only builds the temptation to practice and understand this ever-progressing field.
Comprehending the English Language and measuring its reception, emphasises the power and control that a particular context can have over a piece. Whilst working to site-specific briefs/proposals, this practice finds its destination situated within The White Cube, thus paving the way for critique both with, and concerning, an Artistic Institution.
To consider the bodies, the voices, the papers, the memoirs, that have been traced and observed through this project, there has been a striving to define and to understand space.
In order to convert a space through perception, through optical sensations, and to call upon the transparency of language once more, compromising compositions of media portray themselves as representations of a multitude of environments, projecting different experiences, contrasting connotations, and Language designed for that particular context, focusing on the synthetic, flexibility of the voice.
This is where the division between context and concept is frosted, nevertheless indulged further through reading Roland Barthes, Raymond Williams and George Steiner whose theory, against the practices of Anish Kapoor, Lawrence Weiner and Jenny Holzer have enabled the development of perception understanding, where text may form a line between the seeing or reading of an area.