Monday, May 14, 2007

Nico Vassilakis

The vispo of Nico Vassilakis is frequently centered around the attempt to extend the time of the viewer's look at the components of written language, so that a look turns into a stare. As he has put it, individual moments of looking at words are "bundled." The meaning comes up almost instantaneously as "what you recall of its definition," after which one quickly moves past that moment. But staring a bit longer becomes "a portal, a doorknob into the larger notion of time" in which the quick "bundled" meaning of a word slips or mutates into something else.

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