Mariana Darvas Lanari
Detail of Etymological Chart
Silk Screen Print on Paper and 'Repent' Reading Performance
18 copies
84.1 x 118.4cm - duration variable
The fictional scientific chart, taken from Joyce’s Book of the Dark by John Bishop, shows the indo-germanic root of the word to create, and how it develops into more than a hundred words connecting terms such as native, engine, generation, genitals and ignorance, for example. It's printed in A0 format and used as a flexible setting that allows for different ways of performing, depending on the occasion and public.
It is also an investigation on the collecting and commercial value of performance. The print is sold with a performance that happens in the way, place, time and for a public decided in accordance with the collector.
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