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Caroline Bergvall: Middling English

(2010) Caroline Bergvall: Middling English

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Middling English explores some of the pleasures and complexities of language use, in and through writing. The exhibition brings together multi-sensory elements – spoken pieces, audiophonic compositions, printed broadsides and the strange memory world of pop lyrics – all presented through a stunning architectural installation. An animated webpiece accompanies the installation into the ether.

Caroline Bergvall is a Norwegian- French national and long-term UK resident. An artist and writer, she works
across media and writes in English and trans-English modes. Middling English pursues her interest in speech detail, language histories and politics, verbal eclecticism and inventiveness derived from various kinds of cultural displacement.

Middling English investigates modes of writing, from the printed letter to a loose realm of visual, audio, kinetic
and perceptual writing and reading environments. Bergvall combines Chaucerian contemporaneity with bilingual audioworks and spatial structures.

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Accepted/In Press date: September 2010


Local EPrints ID: 186527
PURE UUID: 6bfb8dc8-f859-48a4-96f5-ad0de4c58f80

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Date deposited: 13 May 2011 13:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:47

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Curator of an exhibition: Stephen A. Foster

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