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Artist’s book ‘AS PALAVRAS / LAS PALABRAS’ edition of 17 copies, where Saskia Moro uses the text ‘the words’ by José Saramago (bilingual Portuguese / Spanish) to create this object-sculpture-book.

Glass covers printed using silkscreen technic with acid. Inner sheets, digital print on Japanese paper.

Book: 21 x 21 x 0.8 cm. Glass, fabric and Japanese paper 12 gr / m2 | Box: 23 x 23 x 2.5 cm. Wood covered with foam and fabric.

Finished at ‘Manolo Gordillo. Edición de arte’ in the summer of 2019.

Edited by ‘La Factoría de Papel’ & ‘Fundação José Saramago


Established the idea of a book as an object, transparent container; the word chosen as its content; selected traditional techniques to build the printed message; Dump the text ‘as palavras’, by José Saramago inside. Words in two languages, the original and its companion in Spanish, sometimes so close and sometimes so distant in the same space.

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

17 copies signed and numbered by author Saskia Moro from 1/17 to 17/17 plus a P.A., an H.C. and a P.T.