/ CODED / photographic stitching templates (foto da ricamo a mezzopunto) # 1-9 / 100x150 cm each / 2003

a picture of a female model (posing in stamped paints) printed upon a rolling stitching work

The female character of CODED simulates the empty gesture: her meaningless poses variation, which you can not interpret, can be combined - at customer's option - with radically differentiated statements.

In order to simulate this empty gesture, messages are offered, which could stay behind the pose, and are made to a kind of legend or subtitle.

It should work in the same way as fashion photography puts together gesture and logo, looking for all sorts of Weltanschauung–gestures.

The negative (something-negating) combination of picture and text of the CODED-gesture reminds me of Magritte's pipe, which is not a pipe. As Michel Foucault has written about Magritte's CECI N´EST PAS UNE PIPE, to paint is not to affirm. It is just that the CODED-text-pictures aren't paintings, but stitching templates.

altitude, atelier multimedia&performance, Cologne 2003; photograph: KHM
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michael zepter
georg rosenthal, michael zepter und ansgar jerrentrup (courtesy m. zepter).
ruben malchow
four ages of men, 2005
(courtesy ruben malchow).
UNTITLED by friedrich blume
untitled, 2011
(courtesy Friedrich Blume).
homometer, 1973
(courtesy VALIE EXPORT).
julia scher
wonderland, Andrea Rosen gallery, 1998
(courtesy julia scher).

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