Iowa, 1966. Courtesy: Ngug1i wa Thiong’o

How monolingualism is the carbon monoxide of culture

By Ngugi wa Thiong’o

With a current show at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, the artist talks about story-telling, ‘self-erasure’ and the importance of speech and language in her work

By Dan Kidner
Notes on Gesture, 2015, HD video still. All images courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York

Language, gesture and black identity

By Laura McLean-Ferris

Publishing as an act of performance; the materiality of language

By Sam Thorne
Julia Meltzer and David Thorne with Rami Farah, No a matter of if but when: brief records of a time in which expectations were repeatedly raised and lowered and people grew exhausted from never knowing if the moment was at hand or was still to come (2006)

Translation and political subjectivity in the work of Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

By Hannah Feldman