Language is sound laden with agreed-upon meanings and a potential for physical impact, a practical dimension.

 

The words featured above are used in a very practical sense to insult, to silence, to shame, to oppress. The onslaught of hard-edged blocks of colour and bright, bold, offensive text that first greets the viewer mirrors the impact of language upon the psyche, making concrete the experience of having words used against you as weapons.

 

But in each block, the language is broken down through word games, phonetics, repositioning the physical structure of the language. And as the viewer progresses down the page, the once impenetrable formation of blocks breaks down, too. Linguistic weapons are dismantled, made collections of senseless sound.