The project was commissioned by Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. It is in the collection of the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum.
The work consists of 40 white cubes. On their walls, the artist placed black letters of the alphabets belonging to the languages spoken in the European Union. We can find there the signs of Latin and Greek alphabets, Cyrillic, ligatures and diacritical marks, present in several languages.
The aim of the work is to create a field for common communication. The project attempts to initiate a situation of ‚possible communication’, that would be a result of a cultural integration based on a common Latin-Greek language platform. This situation appears despite phonetic or personal barriers. The work takes the form o a game. Arbitrary parts of speech derived from one language are possible to constructively function in expressions formed in another. In this realization, an important role is played by a common communication base.
Moreover, the work is interactive – it determines the recipient to create their own message that will be visible from a distance and legible to others. The walls of the cubes, supporting one another, play a symbolic, integrative role here. A cube without one wall, and hence without one letter, is no longer a cube.
Àpropos is a series of debates, lectures and meetings organized at WCM, which subjects are inspired by the Polish Presidency 2011 of the Council of the European Union.
Coordination of the Project: Kamil Nowelli, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (more about the project).
Special thanks to Kamil Nowelli, Paweł Dziaduch, Michał Stefani
27 October 2011, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum