Words and Actions
Launch July 22, 2021
curated by Naomi Lev
Participants: Oda Projesi+Nadin Reschke, Mujeres de Maiz, Collective_View, The 8th of March Group
The exhibition “Words and Actions” contemplates what we communicate and how we act. It was inspired by the roles of politicians in our lives, particularly those who speak but don’t stand behind their words, or those who say too much, and the words become radical noise that affects our better judgement. ‘Words Matter’ was the initial term presented to me in relation to this project. My understanding of the term is that words have a place in the world and they make a difference. Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” And indeed, language paints a picture of reality. Words have the power to change, shift, convince, deceive, fool, seduce, nurture, and support.