Scarto del Discorso

A selection of whatsapp correspondence between two lovers splitting their relationship, recovered through the chronology of the app.Th e conversation is printed on A4 paper, partially painted on white for identity privacy, crumpled and placed underneath a cracked mouth. The white paint allows to read only fragmentary sentences of the discourse. The installation is accompanied by the sound of a voice repeating ‘let me say love, let me say love’. The entire piece is presented as an echo of nostalgia and enquiry on the function and use of language in love conversation.

Scarto del Discorso, 2017, installation view, 
single channel projection,
paper, acrylic
courtesy of the artist


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