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about the – linguistic? – codability of the gesture (there are apparently more signs than meanings)


embroidery photography | 2003

The gesture intended as an issue of instant (of interruption, of break); the gesture as destiny. Gesture as speech disorder. The gesture as the infinitive of a message.

CODED reveals something about the gesture as far as it designs it as a lie. The imagination of a false gesture, which is designed at purpose as something that will not work, refers in a way to Giorgio Agamben’s diagnosis of loss of gesture: negation as indication of being missing.

VALIE EXPORT, Nonpareille, 1976
CODED #1-2-3, 2003
coded, installation view 2002
installation view @altitude 02


staging | installation | panorama photography | 2003

Movies made of gestures instead of pictures. Cinema is bringing pictures home to the land of gestures.

setting is a concept made of parameters: spatial conditions between 5 stages, running time, but no story apart of the fixed simultaneities. The performers–4 women and 3 men– were forced to reflect for themselves about reality, and to use the artificial spontaneity of the gesture not for representation but “just” for presence.

installation sketch, 2003


camera-projection-system | database | since 2003

Transferring gestures
Some notes about the reason why Flusser is wrong arguing that we do have to understand how we decode gestures.
About the reason why Agamben isn’t so wrong arguing that the gesture is that what remains after having decoded and removed all the coded meanings.

Claude Cahun, Self portrait, Barbe bleu, 1929
panopticum #blaubart_GEN1_ID00001, 2003