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Arachne translation in Braille


artist | Emily Lazerwitz

2014

Print

50.8 × 61.0 cm / 20.0 × 24.0 in

Photopolymer print on archival paper.

The myth of Arachne and Athena is a tale of betrayal. By adding the additional translation from binary to braille, this becomes the focus. The piece can only be read by touching and even by ... Read more
Photopolymer print on archival paper.

The myth of Arachne and Athena is a tale of betrayal. By adding the additional translation from binary to braille, this becomes the focus. The piece can only be read by touching and even by touching it the braille (both sizes) cannot be read because it is too small. Not even the larger one is of a legible scale. It gives hope that the betrayal will not happen, much like in the myth, but in the end it does. The piece cannot technically be touched in the first place, as art in its most common form is not to be touched. Finally, the most important act of betrayal is the text itself. It is not the whole text, nor even half of it - just a few lines. Given its crop from the original whole, it does not sense. It does not tell a story or anything at all. The ultimate betrayal is that myth is a myth. Read less
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