sous rature

2009, installation, 204 clip frames, soot, pages from books (200 x 200 cm) /

This work was made from the collection of several books that were found in the street or collected in second-hand trade markets. Each glass frame contains one page torn from a book randomly chosen. The surface of the glass has been carefully covered with a thin layer of soot. Then I proceeded to partially remove parts of the soot, revealing some words or phrases of the page underneath. There is no reading order; each page can be placed in a different spot for each installation, producing each time a new narration formed by the association of uncovered words, but above all, taking into account those words that remain hidden.