Mapping absence


when we take a closer look on how language works, one of the things which capture ones curiosity is how silence or nonexistence relate with the existing elements of the medium. It looks as if the medium doesn't constitute a meaning. But the process of selection makes communication possible, a conversation is born through a constant negotiation between the selected elements of the medium and the excluded ones. Sound meaning is achieved with the existening elements of the medium and their designed absence. in this serieses of works, I employ exclusion as a means of constructing a work.






This is a pipe  is an appropriation of Rene magritte's Treachery of  images. It proposes negation as method to delineate an object. The act of selecting  is also a process of exclusion. On this piese one of the thing that i want to achieve is to give a character to the absence. To organized, shape and develop a structure for the excluded. it poses a question, where the colonial narration are strongly rooted in exclusion of any intellectual and cultural cultural achievements of the developing worlds.  Can negation narration or shaping the exclude can be used as a possible way integrating decolonization discourse?