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Rubber, 892 pins
67.5" x 67.5" / 180 x 180 cm
Kiss is made of two transposed grids. The word Kiss appears in English, Arabic (qobla) and Hebrew (neshika). One grid of words hangs against the wall in the reading direction. The second grid of word hangs at the tip of the pins against reading direction. Thus the kisses breathe on each other at the distance of the pin. The words are organized spontaneously and form all nine possible combinations between the languages. The work is lit by several shades of white light to generate a third system of relationships that emerges from the overlapping shadows.
Research: Middle East
Tags: borders, geopolitics, grid, kiss, languages, linguistics, semiotics, textworks