Gag, 1990 (artifact performance), (visual poetry), ten days of continuous silence


The gag was one of the first rehearsals where he carried the object in his mouth for a week. However, the idea was not to silence the words, but otherwise to record the stream of poetry that was an important expression of the young artist. He sees the work itself as an imprint of emotion on the object, a different visual poem, where in the physical state of the work invisible words mingled with the cellulosic mush of saliva decomposing the wooden gag. This important fusion of the expressively physical and the exaltedly mental is typical of most of the works you will encounter in the exhibition. At the same time, these artifacts do not simulate the original action; they are evidence and tools for your own imagination. They are also magical objects with a diminished function embedded in the architecture of the gallery.