An interesting view on language as a tool for art posted by Prashant Nawani on May 27, 2013.
The ambiguity of words suggests the power of combining visual art with words to create greater depth and meaning for both. Add to these music , acting and choreographed movement and dance and kaboom!-well you have for example the recent stage production of American in Paris which I recently had the pleasure to see.
A word can never achieve the superlative state of fuzziness and infinity because it’s very existence is based on ascribing definitions, on demarcating a concept, and yet it is so ambiguous, also within a context. It is in it’s imperfections and failure that a word is beautiful(art and literature) and not in it’s virtue of ascribing stubborn definitions. But it is not in it’s complete failure that I rejoice and not of it’s absolute transcendence that I speak, for what would then a word be save a mere absurdity. If a word transcends reality and shared human opinions it would have no meaning for humanity. It would mean a collapse of the whole system of interaction and communication.
Here I sway from a pole to another without really touching them and leave a mild impression in many degrees of understanding. Here I refrain from having an opinion because a mere…
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