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EXTIMUM

2012

Scripts on bedsheets

Dimensions: 150cm x 260cm each

Exhibition views

2 photo © Edward Chapon; 1 and 3-photo courtesy of the artist

Extimum can be read on different levels, from the beginning to the end, the other way around, or alternating the order. Altogether it is a piece and each part is a work itself. Extimum edits the fictional diaries of 2001/2002 composed by the artist in correlation to the Argentinian bankruptcy and a cross-section in space-time, dislocated. The fictional stories wrap around the constitution of language and identity-construction, which are in continued redefinition over time: the way we assimilate culture. It oscillates between the official reports of newspapers and personal notes. The blankets, inscribed like public reports are edited as a book with block characters like those used in newspapers or official publications, but they are hand drawn on the fragility of the fabric. The format mutates its character from private to public and vice versa.