Imogen Stidworthy

° 1963

Lives in Liverpool (GB), born in Liverpool (GB).

Imogen Stidworthy explores the physical and social impact of the spoken word. She looks at how the use of language affects communication between people and the objects around them through her stratified installations centring on language and combining a variety of media such as film, video and audio. The artist makes language manifest in the space: she likens speaking to unrolling a carpet. Her work hinges upon questions like: What is language? What do we do with language? What does language do to us and to us in relation to others? Who or what is speaking? How is it, she wonders, that two people manage to understand one another - even in situations where no language is used - when something disturbs the connection between a thought and a word or between those people?

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