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Sentence number 2

Sentence number 2

federico-cortese

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Jun 28, 2019 – (67 views)


An original piece from the series “Alphabet”, china ink on paper. 20 x 20 cm, 1997.

A barcode is the graphical representation of a series of numbers. What does creates the aesthetics of a bar code? It comes from lines, their thickness, the spacing. We can think of it as a language with its compositive rules, its grammar and its syntax. I imagined to isolate these rules, separating them from the original purpose for which they were created, and I tried to change them gradually to invent a new language and perhaps new meanings.