Syllables

Wax and pigment
Dimensions variable

2020

A typeface is constituted by letters, which can be dissected into parts: the anatomical features of the font. As examples: the “shoulder” is the curved stroke of an n, while the “ear” is the small stroke that projects from the g. Together with a type-designer, I dissected the features in 2D and cast these in pigmented wax. As physical objects, these typographical body-parts are dissolving into abstract writing – the shoulder attaches itself to an eye while the spine of an S latches onto the belly of an a. Openings, orifices, holes and loose limbs mutate into new symbols and potential constellations of meaning.

Installationview, Sirin Gallery (Copenhagen, DK) 
Photos by Jenny Sundby