Another Way With Words: Language as an Art Practice
Questioning conventional notions of what constitutes art as a discipline and what materials are appropriate for art as a practice , the investigation of language has been a defining feature of twentieth century art . To research the significance of merging text with image , I developed an interdisciplinary methodology based on the concept of book ; a socially given structure for collecting , ordering and conveying knowledge , I applied book as an intrepretive framework to specific practices through the close reading of individual artworks . In so doing , it was not my intention to translate art into academic discourse but rather to develop my own research and writing as a form of creative practice ; to respond to my subject in a poetic way . To exemplify this , I will discuss hypertext as an interdisciplknary art practice drawing on poems by Mallarme and Jabes , a bookwork by Broodthaers and photographs by Ralph Gibson and Abelardo Morell as examples .
Keywords: Image text, Hypertext, Interdisciplinarity, Book
Ann Katrina Ingrid Poulsen
Doctoral Student, Research Assistant