las palabras andantes (fumure)

2009, ink on canvas (86,5 x 99,5 cm)
Photo: ©Aurélien Mole / Galerie Alain Gutharc, exposition "sismographies", 8 septembre - 13 octobre 2012

Work created together with a family of craftspeople from Ahmedabad (India) whose job, known as ‘story-telling’, consists of graphically interpreting in the form of a picture story the stories told to them verbally. The painting was rendered on the basis of the successive translations of a story that I first heard on Spanish. I transmitted the story in English to a translator who, in turn, told it in Hindi to the family of craftsmen and women, who ‘translated’ it into images framed by inscriptions.