In Eastern Europe, we can observe peculiar sensitivity both to the power of language and its fragility and vulnerability, which has been developing over many decades. In the second half of the twentieth century, poets and visual artists in Eastern Europe in particular took up the challenge of reflecting on and investigating the instrumentalization of language for communicative and political-ideological purposes. They did so by drawing attention to the made-ness of language, its materiality and mediality, and by creating performative situations for themselves and their audiences within which possibilities of verbal expression could be tested and acted out. Poetic performance makes the limits of language and speakability tangible.
Collective Actions Group, "Slogan", 1977. Courtesy Collective Actions Group
Tomislav Gotovac, "Degraffiting", 1990. Sarah Gotovac Collection / Tomislav Gotovac Institut
Dorota Gawęda, Eglė Kulbokaitė, "YGRG14X", 2018. Courtesy of the artists
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