woensdag 4 juli 2012

Wicked words

 Not long ago we headed off to Castricum for another walk through the Dutch countryside. While moving our legs, our thoughts circled around the topic of language and materiality.

These were our questions:

What to do with language? 
During our fieldwork we gather material of different kinds. We interview people and listen to their accounts. We also observe, pay attention to things, objects, materialities. But how to relate these different kind of "data" with each other? Or, in other words, what to do with language?

What are the strength and weaknesses of language as material and in the material?
How to get at events, objects, materiality through language, for instance interviews?
But/and also how to situate language, for instance interviews, in relation to other kinds of material, observations, artifacts from the field, pictures?

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