Can An Artist Create Their Own Language?

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Contributing Authors:
Nkosinathi Dlamini, Linquist, Austria,
Mike Amrose, Photographer, USA
Sandeep Biswas, Photographer, India
Andreas Muller, Theorist, Austria
Paula Flores, Filmmaker,Mexico
Lawrence Brose, Filmmaker, USA 

Thematic Thread:
Can an artist create their own language?

Authors from various disciplines were invited to comment on the theme from their perspective.  Authors come from linguistics, photography and video, critical theory and criticism.

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November 2020

Can an artist create a new language

Nkosinathi Gladwin Dlamini, Austria.
Linguistics lecturer at University of Vienna, Austria

When it comes to art and music, I do believe that many artists start from the mostly the same point. Learning the language of art and music, but then as they mature within the language, artists do start to express themselves uniquely.

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December 2020

Can an artist create Their
Own language

Mike Amrose, USA

Visual language of Photography — a visual form of communication using visual elements and principles to construct a photographic language through which photographers convey meaning, emotions, ideas, opinions, and narratives.

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January, 2021

Does the Artist create a Unique Language

Sandeep Biswas, India

Sandeep Biswas is a photographer, curator and mentor based in New Delhi, India. He is a visiting associate fellow with the photography department at Kyoto University of Art & Design.

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April 2021

Ohne Titel

Andreas Müller, Austria

Andreas Müller is an artist based in Vienna. From 2005 to 2013, he studied art history at Vienna University and, from 2008 to
2012, sculpture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Regarding the question of an independent artistic language, Rosalind Krauss linked her critique to the definition of innovation and originality.

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July 2020

In a language we
do not understand

Paula Fores, Mexico
Multimedia artist .

Her film essay address the theme’s question on language and the artist.

Lawrence Brose


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September 2021

A conversation on the question

Lawrence Brose, USA

Lawrence Brose is an experimental film artist and has created over thirty films since 1983.  His films have been shown at international film festivals, museums, art galleries, and cinematheques in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.