Four installations curated by Michael Bock
Fort Tignè, Sliema, Malta, 2013
The beginning and the end of the “power of words” is summed up in extreme acts of censorship. Fire takes shape devouring the paper, while man is deluded by the idea that what burns in the pyre is not only the memory, but the ideas as well. But ideas are not forgotten, they regenerate themselves, they live and they never cease to evolve, giving rise to culture and to all of its dynamics. For this reason, in addition to the pyre, men recurs to all type of torture, so that ideas are condemned into slavery. Among these tortures, the most abused of is the exile expressed in all of its violent facets, and yet it fails to kill the ideas that, regardless, live on!
12 metres diameter scaffolding, timber and metal ladder
53 bread toasters and 81 book covers
One swin10 typewriters, 10 oil barrels, photographic prints