Relexification Gallery Aferro 2011

Relexification describes language changes that keep grammar intact but replace lexicon with the vocabulary of another language.

Relexification includes the work of:

Matt Broach

73 Market St
Newark, NJ 07102

November 12th, 2011 – December 17th, 2011

Opening: November 12th, 2011 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Primarily used to discuss creoles, the concept is debated by linguists studying the formation of languages. Regardless of validity, the concept is reminiscent of lost wax casting, and evokes the necessary substitutions, transfers and textual raiding of much current artmaking. What gets lost, or added, in the process of replicating an idea?