The Place Of Writing

Andreasen, Kasper

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“You have to be either gazing out over the sea or find yourself somewhere quite remote, not to be daily confronted with diverse writing ­activities. These take place inside or on top of objects, such as (note) books, diaries, maps, flyers, and other daily ephemera. You come across them in rooms, on tables, in streets and on signboards – in public and private spaces. I’m mainly interested in the cartographic and the ephemeral – in the places where writing traces a line of movement or thought on the page. Places, where a physical gesture or thought pre-exists or where a drawn or printed line follows a movement or thought. These places begin with drawing a space, typing on a keyboard or making a mark with a pencil. The resulting lines or words are traces of a physical activity. They can be linked by the place they represent, for example Copenhagen, but also by the specific position they occupy on the page, for example the top left corner. The meaning of these lines and words is largely dependent on the writing tools and writing surface, as well as in relation to their arrange­ment and the context, which link these elements. I call these writing activities archi-textual. They are principal ways of mapping writing and drawing activities into their respective image-forms.”

Published on the occasion of an exhibition, with reproductions of samples of works that seem to erase the boundaries between writing, drawing and cartography, with Dutch/English texts on writing by K.A., Zlatko Wurzberg, Clemens von Lucius, soft cover, 24 x 17 cm, 84 pages, ed/350, Hasselt 2014

ISBN: 978-90-90287-71-3