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Through this project, I ask myself and the viewer questions regarding the different relationships between reading and writing where the eye does not move in a linear way...

INTERCULTURAL CALLIGRAPHY

I'm constructing a new system of writing that I call Intercultural Calligraphy, I.C. that uses Roman symbols, clustered in logos. The writing is calligraphic and formal, with a precise ductus, number and direction of strokes.
The idea for this project came to me while researching the work of Xu Bing, a Chinese contemporary artist and calligrapher. In particular I was inspired by his work Square Word Calligraphy, a system he developed in the mid '90s, which organizes the letters of each English word into structures that resemble Chinese characters.

My project is similar to that of Xu Bing, but developed from a Western point of view. Through this project, I ask myself and the viewer questions regarding the different relationships between reading and writing where the eye does not move in a linear way; the different relationship between form and content, where form becomes predominant; the fundamental relationship between the mark and the physical gesture which produces it; the experience of a logo/word as a non-static form that is renewed with each new act of writing, as opposed to the logo concept we are familiar with, which repeats itself identically each time.

Monica Dengo