SLANGUAGES

 

LANGUAGES IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

Exploring the creative way artists take inspiration from and use different languages

Slanguages is exploring the creative way artists take inspiration from and use different languages. The project is wide-ranging and includes exhibitions, performances, and collaborations with artists, creative professionals and partners such as Punch Records, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Beatfreaks, and Sputnik Theatre Company, London.

 

The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Rajinder Dudrah from Birmingham City University who is leading research on Languages in the Creative Economy Strand in collaboration with Punch Records. It features the work, archives and ephemera from four Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their work: RTKAL, Lekan Babalola, Tanny Tizzle and Rinkoo Barpaga. The exhibition ranges across the genres of rap, grime and spoken word, West African jazz and funk, visual arts, and urban sign languages.

 

 

 

The exhibition will be on show from 5th November – 21st December