Video Installation as a Language: an Interpretation of Mohd Fuad Arif’s Artworks

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Ayoub Hojjat Shamami

Abstract

This paper is focused on the language and the music in Mohd Fuad Arif’s artworks especially in his installations. Language is a powerful tool that can be used as a source of inspiration for contemporary artists. For Malaysian conceptual artist Mohd Fuad Arif the Language plays a significant role in particular in his installations. Indeed for Mohd Fuad Arif the Language itself can be seen as artwork. Also, the specific question which investigated was the relationship between artist or artist intent, artwork, and spectator. The purpose of this paper was to provide a deeper insight into Mohd Fuad Arif’s artworks.  This study attempted to decode some of his installations such as Pembukaan (The opening), Ya Allah Selamatkan Bumi Singapura (O Allah, Save Singapore). The different interpretations of the same subject are the main characteristic of the postmodern era. The author of this paper had his own interpretation of Mohd Fuad Arif’s installations.


Keywords: installation, Mohd Fuad Arif, language, postmodern era, conceptual art

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Shamami, A. (2020). Video Installation as a Language: an Interpretation of Mohd Fuad Arif’s Artworks. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 4(2), 7-12. Retrieved from http://ijapas.org/index.php/ijapas/article/view/247
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