Mar
26
2002
<em>Hospital Poetry</em>
 

Marina Zurkow
Hospital Poetry, 2002
Lightbox series
Signposts and lightboxes
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation

What happens between the apprehension of a sign, and the moment in which, through a linguistic reading, it becomes legible? This series of pictograms attempts to create poetic “short-circuits” by piggy-backing on cliche and similitude. The point of meaning (if you can call it that) occurs in an extra-linguistic zone, yet depends wholly on both the signs’ intrinsic language and on your prior ability to read the signs to which these relate.

These signs were used and expanded upon in a variety of projects, from hotel room decor to lightboxes with exchangeable panels, meant to bring playful query into home design. [/two_third]

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