Students discussed the meaning of words in advertising and viewed works by conceptual artists Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Lawrence Weiner and group The Guerrilla Girls. They investigated the use of language as art form and began a critical introspection into single words that represent their generation. Three foreign exchange students participated in the work and the words that they have chosen are written in their own language.


The Whisper

Their words hang in three dimensional space for all to hear. A student recording of the words being repeated on a loop, each word being said monotone like the other. No specific word being given more emphasis, all are equally important.

Each students creates their word

Hand cut words

Students write reflection on the word they chose

What the chosen word means to each student