Can An Artist Create Their Own Unique Language?

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The final thread on the theme
“Can an artist create their own unique language?”

A conversation of Lawrence Brose

recorded August 2021 @ Brose and VASA
Video length 1h, 01m.

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. Brose’s most recent film, De Profundis has been greeted with critical acclaim and has been screened at more than eighty venues and festivals worldwide since its release.   De Pofundis is a 65-minute experimental film based on Oscar Wilde’s prison letter with an original score for the film by the American composer Frederic Rzewski.  In 1989 he began a series of film collaborations with contemporary composers to explore the relationship between the moving image and music.

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This is the final thread in the theme addressing “Can an artist create their own unique language?”

I wish to thank the six contributors for their insights, perspectives and thoughtful reflections. The following authors represent an international perspective and an epistemological one. The panel of contributors brought concepts from linguistics, media theory, film and photography.

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

Of note, VJIC treats video/film, audio and image as texts to be read. In a very real way, each format encodes, by authors, a perspective and framework for constructing meaning. The “reader” of the text, brings their own social, cultural and historical framework to the construction of “their” meaning(s).

Continuing the VASA tradition, all the essays will be archived in the VJIC platform.