“Serei sempre o que não nasceu para isso;
Serei sempre só o que tinha qualidades;”
Álvaro de Campos (Fernando Pessoa)
Exorcism is seen in this work not only from its religious component but from a constant everyday life whose destination is detachment. In this way, the visual writing creates typographical spots that with the passing of the sheets fade away until they disappear.
The author employs the procedure as a liberation ritual of the impact of the verses of Pessoa assumed as existential truths and as an impediment of action.
Together with the sheets there appears a piece of bible sheet in which Genesis 19 is mentioned, in the episode in which Lot´s wife when escaping from Sodom and Gomorra looks back and turns into a salt statue. This, from the underlying catholic logics is an order of ritual procedure.
Author: Sebastián Arancibia
Format: cardboard folder wrapped in black fabric. Digital print in vegetal paper in the interior. Intervention with a sheet of the bible inside.
Publisher: Naranja Publicaciones (Santiago, Chile)
Dimensions: 23 x 29 x 1.5 cm (closed)
Print run: 10 numbered and signed copies
Language: Spanish and Portuguese
Collections:Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Yale University, New Haven, CN, USA.
Year of publication: 2018