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Language-Art Project 2020-21

Hand bound book showing page with flowers
Hand bound book showing page with flowers
Débora Caro Reyes, Yulin Huang, 'Somewhere in the flyway'MA Publishing at LCC, MA Fine Art at CSM, UAL | Language Art Project 2020/21

Showcasing a global collaboration between UAL students across the world exploring the possibilities of language.

The Language-Art Project explores the many facets of this beautiful, crazy, exasperating, subtle, potent and magical thing we call 'language'.

The project brings students together from across UAL to share and discuss all things linguistic – and to create language-themed art. This art has been produced collaboratively or as solo works, and in any viable medium. The first Language-Art exhibition was held at Central Saint Martins in December 2019. Since then, the transition to online (for joining up, meeting, collaborating and exhibiting) has presented not only the inevitable challenges, but also scope for adventure and experimentation.  The range of media used in this year's exhibition is strikingly rich and varied.

The project is cross-college, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural. It includes Home and International students, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, and encompasses a stunningly diverse range of inspirations, interests and expertise.

The poetry of combined language(s)

Laura Erviti
Eva Brá Barkardóttir
Francesca Barizza
Esmeralda Momferratou
Himarni Moonasinghe
Marine One
Débora Caro Reyes
Yulin Huang
Madina Masimova
Claudia Sambo
Jack Carr
Tanya Hlavatskykh.

Pink and gre abstract with flamingoes
Madina Masimova, Claudia Sambo, Yulin Huang, Jack Carr; Tanya Hlavatskykh. 'Poetionally' | Language-Art project 2020-21

Poetic Spaces by Madina Masimova

Language, space and place

Fatima Rodriguez Montañez
Madina Masimova
Yulin Huang
Yu Shao Lo.

Graffiti art: multi-layered, multi-vocal

Kuba Karczmarczyk
Aarony Bailey.

Model size toilet with graffiti
Aarony Bailey, 'The Bathroom Stall' 2021 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UAL | Language Art Project 2020/21
Translucent middle eastern figures overlaid over each other
Nibras Al-Salman - 'Facing my history', BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins, Language Art Project 2020/21, UAL

More than just meaning

Alberte Agerskov
Shivani Mathur
Nibras Al-Salman
Nina Żuk
Roberta Borroni.

Memory, storytelling, testimony

Alberte Agerskov
Ona Telos (Tanya Hlavatskykh/ Glavatskix)
Zichen Wang
Donna Poingdestre.

Accretion by Alberte Agerskov

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Acknowledgements

Thank you to the exhibiting artists for their enthusiasm, skill and imagination (and for being so generous with their time):

Aarony Bailey

Alberte Thorning Agerskov

Claudia Sambo

Débora Caro Reyes

Donna Poingdestre

Esmeralda Momferratou

Eva Brá Barkardóttir

Fatima Rodriguez Montañez

Francesca Barizza

Himarni Moonasinghe

Jack Carr

Kuba Karczmarczyk

Laura Erviti Estruch

Madina Masimova

Marine One

Nibras Al-Salman

Nina Żuk

Roberta Borroni

Shivani Mathur

Tanya Hlavatskykh

Yulin Huang

Yu-Shao Lo

Zichen Wang

…and thank you to all other students who joined our group, came to our virtual gatherings, shared knowledge and insights, and generally supported the project.

Karen Harris

Language Development Tutor /

Intercultural Communications Trainer

International Student Experience Programme

k.harris@arts.ac.uk