May 10, 2009

Tangled Alphabets | Leon Ferrari & Mira Schendel

Leon Ferrari & Mira Schendel | Tangled Alphabets Timeline

The exhibition at MoMA, Tangled Alphabets redefines Typography as a spatial construct…. The works presented describe an architecture of ‘type’ - of the constructed ‘word’ that is tactile, hollow, and brittle and occupies space while defining it. Word as a ‘figure’ and not merely ‘texture’ or ‘ground’ repositions Gestalt in a whole different way. It’s the other that defines what is ‘between’. What separates is what connects and creates space between words, texts and the Type through ‘difference’.

The way Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel employ ‘type’ to lay down geographies of space and culture and what lies in between……. -Viren
The exhibition at MoMA, Tangled Alphabets redefines Typography as a spatial construct…. The works presented describe an architecture of ‘type’ - of the constructed ‘word’ that is tactile, hollow, and brittle and occupies space while defining it. Word as a ‘figure’ and not merely ‘texture’ or ‘ground’ repositions Gestalt in a whole different way. It’s the other that defines what is ‘between’. What separates is what connects and creates space between words, texts and the Type through ‘difference’.

The way Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel employ ‘type’ to lay down geographies of space and culture and what lies in between……. -Viren

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