VCUarts’ Word Work / Doing Language (GDES 491) was a Spring ’21 course that formed an integral part of the ICA’s Doing Language : Word Work project initiated by Assistant Professor Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Egbert Vongmalaithong, Assistant Curator for Commerce and Publications at the ICA. 

This course brought together students working across disciplines with a range of skills to research modes of production and transmission that foreground language embodiment and consider the velocity at which information circulates. Through this course, students collaborated with contemporary artists working in the field to conceptualize, research, and fabricate a limited edition artist object.