Time-based text work
(6 months)
pencil on paper, wooden frame
each 37 x 49 cm
(includ. frame)
Signed and dated verso
(Berlin 1 März –
31 August 2005)
Installation view
Kunstmuseum Thun
© Vittorio Santoro

Part poetic expression, part semantic experiment, Santoro’s text drawings are imbued with a sense of time passing: the mental and physical effort required in retracing the same sentence everyday for between six months to two years, and a curious feeling that remnants
of the neural processes driving the human ritual might remain trapped within the largely indistinguishable layers of graphite or ink.

Rebecca Geldard