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Lorenzo Conte

Nominated by University of Chicago 

I explore Text— as Object, as Body, as Code.

What began as a fascination with how words are arranged upon the page has given way to an exploration of word and phrase as sculptural bodies. Word that is as present in space as my body! language as material thing to be held! phrase as tangled mess to be wrestled with, confronted!

I'm after an examination of margins, spacing, punctuation, rendered physical in attempt to find a mode of visible communication. Expression through common materials that allow for new access to the encoded, the encrypted, the recessed meanings just out of reach.

Image: Points of Departure (storage containers, plastic sheeting, plywood), 2016

Resident year: 
2016
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident