Pencil and India ink on twenty-two airmail paper sheets (each 32.3×17.1 cm) sent from different places (Rome, Poncé-sur-le-Loir (F), NYC) to different addresses (Zurich, Paris) on black painted plywood, artist’s plexiglas box (196x99x11 cm).
The sentence fragmented in the different letters and repeated 3 times reads: YOU NEVER TURNED AROUND TO SEE THE FROWNS ON THE JUGGLERS AND THE CLOWNS WHEN THEY ALL CAME DOWN AND DID TRICKS FOR YOU.
Taken from the lyrics of a song
by Bob Dylan.
Produced by Paillard C’entre
Photo: Patrick Lafievre;
© Vittorio Santoro
During the duration of three (3) months I wrote fragments of a sentence each day on an airmail letter sheet, eventually forming a sentence (YOU NEVER TURNED AROUND TO SEE THE FROWNS ON THE JUGGLERS AND THE CLOWNS WHEN THEY ALL CAME DOWN AND DID TRICKS FOR YOU.) I sent the letters from different locations to different friend’s addresses. Subsequently, the sheets were partly covered with India ink so as to horizontally block out the lower half of each word and the space underneath.
Paris, June 2013