articles, ideas or issues that may evolve in class with my students or other thoughts that I have about calligraphy.
"This might have been my most successful attempt to create a dialogue between Western and Eastern calligraphy." Two workshops about Western and Eastern calligraphy and an exhibition at the MAO - Museum of Oriental Art - in Turin Italy, September 3-11, 2016 with Monica Dengo and Norio Nagayama.
"the term Wabi-Sabi, sometimes described as a beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”, seemed complex or difficult to explain ..." an article by Monica Dengo about the workshop in South Japan 2016
An exhibition at the TRANSFO - Zwevegem, Belgium.
Curated by Brody Neuenschwander
The return of Calligraphy and the Rediscovery of the Pure Gesture.
Handwriting a creative expression
Come le parole dell'arabo preislamico, intelleggibili solo all'interno del senso generale della frase, così la scrittura di Monica Dengo si rende volutamente illeggibile, per lasciare emergere in primo piano il movimento di suggestioni inesprimibili e impalpabili sensazioni, in genere lasciato al margine di una lettura testuale.
..... rhythm. regular strokes, austere punctuation of in-significant and repeated engravings all intervened in the common origins of art and writing.
Signs, spaces, were the rhythm, not shapes. The abstract lies at the origins of graphism, writing at the origins of art."
Roland Barthes, Variations on writing.