Wojtek Ziemilski: Language Games

 

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Opening Thursday 8th of December at 7 p.m.

The project Language Games explores the relationship between language and reality through the Norwegian Sign Language. The title is a reference to philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s concept where the use of a sign is like a move in a game. From this perspective, language is a game as it only makes sense in the context of its use. At the same time, Language Games refers to the idea of playing with language, seeing how it functions and having fun with it.

Wojtek Ziemilski is a theatre director and visual artist based in Warsaw, Poland. He is also teaching documentary and devised theatre at the Warsaw University and the National Academy of Dramatic Art. As a visual artist, he is represented by the BWA Warszawa gallery in Warsaw. Ziemilski’s work often places itself somewhere between theatre and visual art.

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