Floating Alphabet 2019
The assemblage of floating letters celebrates Venice as the heart of printing in the fifteenth century, when the Republic of Venice became the centre of the printing industry in Europe. The assemblage of floating letters alludes to the migration of language. The classical Roman characters echo the characters in the Latin quotation PAX TIBI MARCE ENVANGELISTA MEVS, carved on the marble tablet beneath the paw of the Lion of Venice,
This performance work was floated in the Canal di Sant’Alvise in June where it was photographed and videoed. The edited footage will be made available in late 2019.
Hoop pine plywood, natural and artificial fibres, acrylic and oil based stains.
H 3300m x W1000mm x D. 6mm