SEQUENCE OF SPACES (ROCK, PAPER, WALL)
engraving on a composed stone paper wall, metal zip ties
Sequence of Spaces is an artwork that challenges the definition and the concept of what a book is or can be. Drawing from linguistics into visual arts, the artist uses
syntax and semantics to outline the complex affiliation between language and socio-political issues. The artwork is composed of twenty-seven singular sheets of paper that form walls around the spectator, while the paper used for the realisation of this artwork is made of stone. Each sheet of paper - each segment of the wall - acts as a singular poem through the text that has been engraved on it. Placed next to each other in a specific order, the poems do not function just individually, but can be read in various directions, with different lengths and conclusions. The artwork’s engravings do not cut the paper’s surface, instead they create creases. Their marks remain to be seen and read as a predetermined tentative of contact, that has not been developed fully. The paper wall continues to exist, questioning the concept of division and its inner relationships.
This project was realised during a residency period and with the support of Dolomiti Contemporanee (IT)
Curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis
This project was generously sponsored by Stone Paper Italia