Collapsemiotics

Site-specific installation; 5 digital prints;
The work was initially exhibited at the group show ‘Apocalypse and the Rebirth’ at the Museum of Russian Art in Kiev within the parallel program of Ukranian biennale Arsenale in 2012.

A series of texts, printed and installed in the exhibition space, begins with a seemingly undeniable statement – ‘The purpose of text is to deliver message’. Each of the following texts is the result of changing the order of words from the initial text. Thus born new sentences and the new contradictory meanings that disprove the seemingly undeniable meaning of the first text.
Given situation reveals the weakness of semiotics of the text as a medium and suggests to continue the perpetual search of new means of communication. It questions the comprehension of codes, means of transmitting the information, their structure and evolution.

THE PURPOSE OF TEXT IS TO DELIVER MESSAGE

A PURPOSIVE MESSAGE IS UNDELIVERED WITH TEXT

DELIVERANCE OF MESSAGE IS A PURPOSE OF TEXT

A TEXTUAL MESSAGE PURPOSELY UNDELIVERED 

A TEXT MESSAGE ON DELIVERANCE OF PURPOSE