KRASI DIMTCH | EVERY LETTER IS A SOUND... EVERY WORD IS AN IMAGE
My artistic practice is focused on the development and the use of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language. Every letter is a sound… every word is an image features language-based artworks that can be read, heard, or looked upon. All of them differently represent the linguistic contents of hopes, fears, and disbeliefs about art, death, and the meaning of life. Multiple copies of the poetry book Death-free universes … points of entry illustrate how the thesaurus-like organized structure of English language can be used to create poetic thoughts. The book documents the transformations of sequences of interrelated English synonyms into poems.The sounds work Every letter is a sound demonstrates how thoughts that have been put in words can be transformed into sequences of non-speech sounds and experienced as musical abstractions. And finally, 12 digital prints from the series Every word is an image show how words, phrases, and sentences can be encoded as images. The prints have been created by manually combining thousands of visual motifs. Each motif stands for the letters of a specific word, phrase, or sentence and has been generated by custom software for language representation.
Opening: September 9, from 2 to 5 pm.