Words Beyond Grammar

Words Beyond Grammar

Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley

13th – 28th October 2016

Curated by Claire Bushby & Steven J. Finch


Words Beyond Grammar brings together the work of fourteen contemporary artists to consider and respond to the 2011 essay of the same title by Boris Groys. Groys pondered how the internet, and Google in particular, was both a vehicle and a confounder of its truth- or meaning-seeking users. It’s forms, systems and interpretive power play an ever more central role in the development of political, bodily and ontological discourse.

Artists: Sheridan Coleman, Alex Griffin, Kirsty Jade, Rebecca Jensen, Loren & David Kronemyer, Danni McGrath, M-O (Sayaka Ohata & Joseph Mayrhoder-Ohata), Bronte Jones, Steven Tapping, Alex Tate, Karen Ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato.

This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Words Beyond Grammar essay by Boris Groys

Photographs courtesy of Cherina Hadley Photography and Cirrus Photography.