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A unique exhibition of visual and text art connected with the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
A unique exhibition of visual and text art connected with the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
A unique exhibition of visual and text art connected with the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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Wor(l)ds in Collision:  

An exhibition of artwork intersecting with the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein  


Jaime Robles (book artist, poet, artist) is flying in from San Francisco to put her curatorial genius to work in this quiet corner of Exeter. Meanwhile, Mike Rose-Steel (poet, philosopher, failed voice actor) has driven in from remote Cornwall.  Together they will strive to unite the two tribes of philosophy and art, ending millenia of distrust. But will they succeed? Only you can make the difference....


This exciting collaboration of philosophers and artists will spark debate, showcase some of the world's most highly rated art-practitioners, enrich university life, and provide the basis for future research.

We need funds to safely mount and display the artworks, to prepare the site, to produce the exhibition catalogue, and to arrange a launch event at which the artists will discuss their work. Please help us to turn an ambitious and unusual idea into reality!


The exhibition will be housed at Byrne House, on the University of Exeter, Streatham campus, and will be open to the campus community and the wider public from 12th June until September, 2015.
An exhibition open house will be held on Friday, 12th June, 4-6 

Among the participants (both local and international) are poets and visual artists Johanna Drucker, John Hall, Alan Halsey, Tony Lopez, Richard Carter and Exegesis, the poetry collective of Jaime Robles, Mike Rose-Steel and Suzanne Steele. 

A reprise of 'The Wittgenstein Vector' - a poetry installation that Exegesis created in 2014 thanks to Kickstarter Support will form part of the exhibition. It features poems responding to propositions in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.  A taster can be found here, and cards from the installation are offered as rewards to funders.

Exhibition participants will discuss their work at the launch. Wor(l)ds in Collision is organised to coincide with the British Wittgenstein Society's annual conference, being held in Exeter Saturday and Sunday, 13-14th June, 2015.


Risks and challenges

We are pretty experienced at organising these sorts of events, so we expect it to go well. The chief challenge will be if we organise everything and end up deeply out of pocket.

Technically there could be fires and riots and drunken brawls, but we do not expect anything out the ordinary for an art exhibition.

All the artworks will be properly insured, and most of the preparatory work has been done. The big trouble is trying to organise an exhibition in the UK while residing in the US. We will both be in the UK in time to complete the installation, however.

This is a one-off opportunity to bring together a major philosophy conference, an exciting and important collection of artworks, and some very talented performers, writers and thinkers. We hope you can join us!

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