The idea of and more art by Alejandro Thornton

The idea of, 2018/21
80 x 120 cm (h x w)
USD 1 500
Giclee print on Epson Velvet Somerset paper
for sale

The works presented is part of the “Phoetics series” where I have been working around the photographic image, the video and the word. These works place their field of action in the territory of experimental poetry through the appropriation, intervention and re-meaning of images and language. In their different devices, the works emphasize a type of communication that we can identify as paragrammatical and that does not necessarily depend on logical verbal thought but is activated through verbal and visual associations and dissociations; looking for unexpected and implicit meanings arise that modify the reading / observation levels contributing new ways of thinking.
Today we could say that the time of the "Revolution" (as we understood it in the 20th century) seems to have ended. Not so the desire and the current urgency of social transformation. But the new practices of change cannot be developed within the framework of the old ideas of revolution. A new reference imaginary is necessary. A new constellation. Other images of change, commitment, conflict, organization, antagonism, etc. These pieces tries to enroll within that line. Images for a revolution that does not seek to take over a center (center of power, center of knowledge), but neither install itself on the margins or the periphery, but blur the difference between the two, for a people that no longer seeks to govern or be governed , but to become and remain ungovernable.
Alejandro Thornton, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1970)
Currently my line of work revolves around the language and writing such as drawing, seeking to create new systems of use to the modes of representation and the existing formal structures. Working on the conventions which set the languages, namely the agreements in the ways in which we communicate among us, and between us and the objects and references that represent our area daily to produce the uniqueness and develop new meanings. Basically it is grab all codes of culture, of all formalizations of everyday life, and make them work differently.

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