A pronúncia do mundo

DE 22/01/2019 - 02/03/2019 A



Marilá Dardot _ A pronúncia do mundo [the Naming of the World]

“To exist humanly is to name the world, to change it. Once named, the world, in turn, reappears to the namer as a problem and requires of them a new naming.”

From the text Pedagogy of the Oppressed, dby Paulo Freire, 1968


I have made works built from pieces of books since 2014. It all started when I was doing a residency in Vienna. Surrounded by books written in a language I do not read, my attention turned to its parts, to the very matter of which they were made. Freed from its words, from those books I read their bodies: covers, text blocks and endpapers; colors, shapes and drawings from different times and different origins. It was when I started the series Minha biblioteca (My Library) and Código deconhecido (Unknown Code) series. Over the years, parts of books have been accumulating in my atelier, and from these has come other works: Investigação (Research), Antologia de Inverno (Winter Anthology), Flyleaf, A pronúncia do mundo (The Naming of the World).

I’ve sometimes wondered why I, the book lover, dared destroy these books. I found that bibliophagy, like anthropophagy, could be liberating. I understood that, apart from the pleasure I enjoy from the formal practice of these experiments, these wordless works, mute at first glance, embodied other potentials and other readings. Their silences engender the dialogical construction of new narratives, a new naming of the world, an act of creation.

Marilá Dardot, 2019