‘AS PALAVRAS/LAS PALABRAS’

‘AS PALAVRAS/LAS PALABRAS’

Launch on Tuesday 15th October at 7 p.m. at Ivorypress, calle Aviador Zorita, 46 – 28020 Madrid

The artist will be joined by Pilar del Río, president of the Fundação José Saramago, Manuel Gordillo, presidente of la Factoría de Papel and Pedro Berhan da Costa, Cultural Affairs Counsellor at the Portuguese Embassy. The event will include a reading of Jose Saramago’s As Palavras in Spanish by Pilar del Río, and in Portuguese by Pedro Berhan.

The book will be exhibited in the display vitrines in the main gallery space at Ivorypres from 15th to 26th of October, along with notebooks and other papers that play with the words of Saramago. You can see it also permanently on display at La Factoría de Papel.

The book as an object

The objects are the reflection of the conceptual aspects and ideas on which the work of Saskia Moro is based.

Established the concept of book as an object; chosen the word as content of the book; selected the traditional techniques to build the printed message; the text ‘as palavras’, by José Saramago is dumped inside the two plates of glass. Words in two languages, the original (Portuguese) and her partner in Spanish, sometimes so close others distant sharing the same space.

Saramago’s words masterfully state the arguments that motivate the author: the opposites, from the WORD, to silence, to the emptiness, to the absence that becomes presence.

photography by Laura Martínez Lombardía

The objects are the reflection of the conceptual aspects and ideas on which the work of Saskia Moro is based.
Established the concept of book as an object; chosen the word as content of the book; selected the traditional techniques to build the printed message; the text ‘as palavras’, by José Saramago is dumped inside the two plates of glass. Words in two languages, the original (Portuguese) and her partner in Spanish, sometimes so close others distant sharing the same space.
Saramago’s words masterfully state the arguments that motivate the author: the opposites, from the WORD, to silence, to the emptiness, to the absence that becomes presence.

Technical data

Created and produced by Saskia Moro

Edition of 17 copies numbered and signed plus 1 artist’s proof, 1 atelier proof and 1 Hors de Commerce (H.C.) proof.

Silkscreen with acid on glass and digital printing on Japanese paper of 12 gr/m2. This book/object has been printed at Taller Manolo Gordillo. Edición de Arte in the summer of 2019

Book: 21 x 21 x 0,8 cm. Glass, Japanese paper and cloth| Box: 23 x 23 x 2,5 cm. Wood covered with cloth.

Edited by Fundação José Saramago and La Factoría de Papel