Slanguages Exhibition at Wolfson College

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25 October - mid December
9.30 - 5pm (weekdays)
The Buttery, Wolfson College, Oxford


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The Slanguages exhibition is now officially open!

Visit the exhibition to explore the connection between languages in the performing arts and creativity. Slanguages features the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work, including: RTKAL (aka Joshua Holness), a grime artist, Rinkoo Barpaga, an urban sign language and deaf comedian and film maker, and Lekan Babalola, a percussionist and musician. All use different forms of language in their work.

The exhibition has been curated by the Creative Economy research strand in collaboration with Punch Records. Based on research undertaken by the project team, Slanguages will feature how these artists work with multi-languages, different popular cultures and British urban street styles in the formation of their music and related artwork. The exhibition will also illustrate how multilingual languages and performance are used and taken up by different artists in their creative work in Birmingham’s cultural industries.

Creative Economy is the 4th research strand of the Creative Multilingualism research programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the ambitious Open World Research Initiative, which aims to transform Modern Languages research in the UK.

The Slanguages exhibition is free and open to all. No booking is required; just turn up!

Find out more about the event by watching our video, filmed at the launch party.

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