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Articles by Kader Attia:

Poletical

While alphabets were invented after words, words have always been projections of thought. Now, when I speak with somebody, when I write
this sentence, when you read it, this act is always separated from the thought. A temporal gap between the production of this sentence, the thought, and its articulation as a sign.

Using a letter, added by a simple gesture with black spray paint, I blurred this distance, creating a series of words that exist both as pronunciation and representation.

Some years ago I was in an English-speaking place for the first time, lost in the reality of the fluently spoken, fast and locally …

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #5 (2007-11),Pluripotential (Shifter 16)

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