Welcome Proteoscope readers and users of words. For the duration of War of Words, I’ll be posting a series of ideas and images related to some of the questions that “triggered” this exhibition…
Why is the language of war so prevalent in our everyday conversation? How does language represent thought? Are we hard-wired to understand the world as ‘us’ and ‘them’? Is it possible that conflict is at our very core? How do our metaphors inform or subvert meaning? What happens when visual language and written language intersect? And so on.
I don’t propose to answer any of these questions, but rather to embrace the process of questioning and to present works and words by artists and other makers who work within this sphere.
I invite you to join in by responding with your own ideas or references (comment boxes below each post) or by visiting the exhibition (virtually or in person).