TEXT-IMAGES, 2015-till date
An On-going Series of Installations,
An Attempt to Produce Dialectical
Articulations Between Space, Image,
Text and Spectator.
Barthes tell us that: "According to an ancient etymology,the word image should be linked to the root imitari. Thus we find ourselves immediately at the heart of the most important problem facing the semiology of images: can analogical representation (the "copy") produce true systems of signs and not merely simple agglutinations of symbols? [...] Nor are linguists the only ones to be suspicious as to the linguistic nature of the image; general opinion too has a vague conception of the image as an area of resistance to meaning-this in the name of a certain mythical idea of Life: the image is representation, which is to say ultimately resurrection, and, as we know, the intelligible is reputed antipathetic to lived experience"
Could we wonder ourselves, when entering a space of representations (or an artistically intervened space), if it is the person’s own body the object of study for its own mind through its perception, or if it is being the mind a subjectivity surveying a body producing text-images on itself. Merleau-Ponty's statement brings a possibility to enter not the questioning itself precisely, but a way to consider the mediation of such questioning further by stating, “Nothing determines me from outside, not because nothing acts upon me, but, on the contrary, because I am from the start outside myself and open to the world.”
*Multimedia installations. Materials vary according to site, concept and situation specificity.