Proper name




discourse, CDA, art, philosophy


It could be said that discourse used to be understood as some kind of a “hyper-cloud” produced by many people speaking and writing within the domain of certain problems, whereas today it seems more “custom-made” and divided into smaller entities. This tendency is probably an integral part of the development of CDA and a consequence of its being well-adapted to various interdisciplinary studies, among them art practices. And yet it seems that the blurred, non-personal quality of discourse which highlights the collecti- ve aspects of language and thinking still lingers also in the realm of artistic practices. Therefore, while in the nets of discourse, an artist and/or a work of art need to negotiate the possibility to retain the idiom of individual practice


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Liam Gillick, Maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of three. Part 1 of 2: The Discursive. e-flux Journal #2 January 2009, (accessed 17.08.2021)

Martin Lausten, Language at War. A Critical Discourse Analysis by Speeches of Bush and Obama on War and Terrorism, Grin 2016.

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