Language acts as a tool of communication between members of society that takes the form of sounds created by human voices. It may be argued that communication may be conducted through other means, such as smoke, the sound of percussion, images in caves, and others; however, it cannot be avoided that every form of trade and almost all forms of societal activities would be rendered paralyzed without language.
The system of communication that is language utilizes meaningful indicators that may be either be stated or written down. There are a number of interesting debates in the history of languages with regards to the relation between words and meaning. These exchanges have resulted in a number of studies such as etymology (the existence of words in certain languages, or onomatopoeia (words that mimic sounds). However, the two are heavily contingent on an agreement in society regarding the aforementioned languages. It may be more accurate, then, to suggest a more arbitrary relation between words and meanings. These arbitrary symbols are then agreed upon by certain societies as means of communication. After such agreements have been made, a language may then become gradually acculturated. (full text on PDF)
-Grace Samboh

Anartor #1 Acrylic on paper 240 x 400 cm Kuandu Bienalle, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Anartor #1
Acrylic on paper
240 x 400 cm
Kuandu Bienalle, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Detail view, Anartor #1 Acrylic on paper 240 x 400 cm Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Detail view, Anartor #1
Acrylic on paper
240 x 400 cm
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Anartor #2 (indoor) Mushroom subtrate Variable size Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Anartor #2 (indoor)
Mushroom subtrate
Variable size
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Anartor #2 (indoor) Mushroom subtrate Variable size Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Anartor #2 (indoor)
Mushroom subtrate
Variable size
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Anartor #2 (outdoor) Mushroom subtrate Variable size Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Anartor #2 (outdoor)
Mushroom subtrate
Variable size
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Detail view, Anartor #2 Mushroom subtrate Variable size Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Detail view, Anartor #2
Mushroom subtrate
Variable size
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014
Anartor #3 Cutting sticker on window Variable size Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2014
Anartor #3
Cutting sticker on window
Variable size
Kuandu Bienalle, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014