Slanguages: Languages in the Creative Economy

Dudrah, Rajinder (2017) Slanguages: Languages in the Creative Economy. [Show/Exhibition]

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The ‘Slanguages’ exhibition features the work, archives and ephemera related to three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic performances. The exhibition showcases RTKAL (aka Joshua Holness), a grime and spoken word artist; Rinkoo Barpaga, an urban sign language, deaf comedian and film maker; and Lekan Babalola, a percussionist. All use different forms of language in their work.

The exhibition features how these artist work with multi-languages, different popular cultures and British urban street styles in the formation of their music and related artwork. The exhibition also illustrates how multi-lingual languages and performance are used and taken up by different artists in their creative work in the UKs creative industries.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: This is a public exhibition that will tour 4 venues across England from 2017 to 2020. The University of Oxford launch was the first iteration of this exhibition.
Date: 24 October 2017
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
P300 Media studies
Q100 Linguistics
Q900 Others in Linguistics, Classics and related subjects
T300 South Asian studies
T500 African studies
V100 History by period
W300 Music
W600 Cinematics and Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Rajinder Dudrah
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 05:30

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