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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 thic… Read More
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 compositional 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. Read Less
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ALPHABET - The invention of a new language
ink on paper, 20 x 20 cm.
1997 - 2010
A barcodeis the graphical representation of a series of numbers. What does creates theaesthetics of a bar code? It comes from lines, their thickness, the spacing.We can think of it as a language with its compositionalrules, its grammar and its syntax.
I imagined to isolate these rules, separating them from the original purpose for which they were created, and IIn these drawings, the invention of the map of a city is only a pretext. Gradually, by changing the shapes, colors and the hierarchy of associations between the various elements I explore the possibilities of changing this language increasingly moving away from its original meaning.

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