Signs Fiction

Photo series, Paintings, Publication,
2020-2021

Context

Over the years, construction workers seem to have developed a mysterious script made with adhesive tape that is readable by only a few.

What do these signs mean? Is this some sort of secret language? Or is there no meaning at all?

Fascinated by cities and by semiotics, I decided to create an artistic and slightly ironic visual statement about these found signs.

I am not seeking to reveal their absolute truth. Instead, I want to question our perception of our surroundings. Are things always as they seem?

Outcome

When I started this journey – researching about these tape signs, I had no idea what the final output would have been. A photo-based project? A series of paintings? Or maybe a book?

A science book? Or more like a fiction novel? Now I can finally say that the result is a bit of all these things mixed together 😅.

Series

↑ Visual Notes. Each painting is made with adhesive tape, spray, and wall paint on chipboard. 33 x 23 x 1,2 cm. Unique, 2021

Book in limited edition

Signs Fiction: Seeking a New Language
Size: 14,8 x 21 cm
Pages: 48
Cover: Orange adhesive tape 🍊
Text: English
Binding: Sewn glued
Print run: 100 copies (70➖ + 30🍊)
Unique edition: 6.2021

Special Features:
Each cover comes with a different adhesive tape applied manually: black tape (for 70 copies) or orange (for 30 copies).

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