Moment for producing noise and discourse in the institutional context from Kuva/Tila to Konstfack organized by Jussi Koitela, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Saara Hannus, Maarit Mustonen, Megan Snowe and Johannes Vartola.
The problem is not for people speaking “different languages,” literally or figuratively, to understand each other, any more than it is for “linguistic breakdowns” to be overcome by the invention of new languages. The problem is knowing whether the subjects who count in the interlocution “are” or “are not,” whether they are speaking or just making a noise. It is knowing whether there is a case for seeing the object they designate as the visible object of the conflict. It is knowing whether the common language in which they are exposing a wrong is indeed a common language.
Jacques Rancière, Disagreement Politics and Philosophy, 1998