Different Movements - Different Methods
Three paragraphs of anthracite vinyl wall text set in Monotype Grotesque, spread around the exhibition space.
For an exhibition in Lisbon three paragraphs of wall text – followed by a note describing the form, contents and referential ambit of the work – were dispersed throughout the rooms of the exhibition space. The piece serves as an indirect ode to the Monotype Grotesque typeface by both addressing and comprising a set of historical events from early 1926: the discovery of vinyl, the Portuguese Revolution, the invention of the principle of the tubular cantilever chair and finally the design of the typeface itself. The text acknowledges the uncertainties or ambiguities of its historical method; and only finds discursive stability in its manifestation in materials native to its subject matter.
Thanks to Isabel Simoes