There is a growing tendency in contemporary art to explore the bonds and interconnections between text and image. The plethora of possible relations between the textual and the visual, across a variety of contemporary art practices, creates a vast geography of image as language and language as image, from typography to language-based art practices. Contemporary study of how language is translated into image, and the meaning which is constructed, displaced or altered in that process of translation, blurs the dividing line between the visual and the verbal, arguing instead of a dialectical relationship between representation, vision and language. More broadly, the cultural landscape that today’s artists navigate is one saturated with signs, a centerless space-time of global negotiation and interchange between agents from different cultures, an emerging network of new pathways of translation between multiple formats of expression and communication.
About the Speaker:
Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher exploring issues of liminality, identity, and public space. His digital paintings, performance, video, and photography works have been shown in more than 50 exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally. His public art projects have been presented on urban LED screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in New York, Dublin, etc. Artist residencies include: School of Visual Arts (New York), Wooloo (Berlin), Dia: Beacon (New York), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), etc. Awards include: CEC Artslink Fellowship (New York), Sondika09 (Basque Country, Spain), etc. Poposki is an author of a book on artistic interventions in public space and researcher in the field of visual semiotics and immaterial artistic practice.