Nowadays fine arts has its foundations in its textual descriptions. As a result the visual form of expression is drowned by a complex construction of highly specialised vocabulary. That is, the piece of art is finalized by means of words. A constantly growing number of those specialised words or keywords are flying around the art scene and result in a textual saturation.
Now the artist is forced to adopt that art language and to learn the art of sculpturing with words. This learning process, which is necessary to be able to participate in the ongoing art discussions, is different from artist to artist.
One approach to acquire the necessary skills is to use articulation management: Build up a vocabulary of relevant words by collecting them from art magazines, catalogues, lectures, discussions, etc. by means of tables, lists or databases.
In this context the project “words” was developed, a collection of more than 2500 terms, common in art language, which again consists of more than 3500 words. This list of text modules is constantly updated and enhanced.
Since 2005 different kind of installation with these “words” where developed (wallpaper, postcard, poster, flag, barrier tape).
In this manner we want to publish our collection of words as public domain and by that offer artists an easy way to start working with articulation-management.
As the media for our publication we have chosen a homepage.