Message Threads
I Filo Dei Messaggi (Message Threads)
29 May - 01 August 2015

Museo del Merletto, Burano, Italy

MUVE Contemporaneo
Mostre temporanee Temporary Exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia
56 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte

This solo exhibition was presented in the 18th century Podestà di Torcello, home of the historic lace collection at Museo del Merletto.

The works in Message Threads build from contemporary theories in text and language, particularly with the relationship between handwriting and digital code. Encryption and modes of collecting and sharing electronic data are broken down to reveal formal, repetitive systems of practice and communication. The links between visual and verbal language also suggest ways that movement and working with the hand affect cognition and memory.
Leslie Hirst Message Threads
I Filo Dei Messaggi (Message Threads)
29 May - 01 August 2015

Museo del Merletto, Burano, Italy
56th International Venice Biennale

MUVE Contemporaneo
Mostre temporanee Temporary Exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
Inventors of Writing (detail)
2015
ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
36 x 24 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
dumpster
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
13 x 12 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
The Library
2015
ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
36 x 24 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frames
dumpster and FINE
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frames
13 x 12 inches each
Leslie Hirst Message Threads antique hand-written letters, antique etchings, telephone directories, cotton thread, and glue
LONE (detail)
2012
antique hand-written letters, antique etchings, telephone directories, cotton thread, and glue
20 x 82 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads antique hand-written letters, antique etchings, telephone directories, cotton thread, and glue
LONE (detail)
2012
antique hand-written letters, antique etchings, telephone directories, cotton thread, and glue
20 x 82 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
Passion
2015
ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
36 x 24 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
Inventors of Writing
2015
ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum
36 x 24 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and collage fragments on vellum
Feebly Mimicking the Divine Disorder with Approximately Eighty Black Letters
2015
ink and collage fragments on vellum
36 x 24 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
See Also
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
13 x 12 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
dumpster
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
13 x 12 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
BAUM
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
13 x 12 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
FINE
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
13 x 12 inches
Leslie Hirst Message Threads
I Filo Dei Messaggi (Message Threads)

Museo del Merletto, Burano, Italy
56th International Venice Biennale
29 May - 01 August 2015

MUVE Contemporaneo
Mostre temporanee Temporary Exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia
Leslie Hirst Message Threads cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
BAUM with stand
2015
cotton thread and Yellow Pages mounted to steel frame
Leslie Hirst Message Threads 12 x 10 inches
No Parking
2015
12 x 10 inches
ink on paper
Leslie Hirst Message Threads ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum suspended between plexiglas
drawings: installed
2015
ink and fragments of hand-written letters on vellum suspended between plexiglas
36 x 24 in. each
Leslie Hirst Message Threads
Museo del Merletto, Burano, Italy
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