unfinished odes to a video cassette, playing cards, a microphone, a vinyl record: A Set of Lines, A Stack of Paper

Maria Fusco

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


My work is included in the book and exhibition, A Set of Lines, A Stack of Paper. The project, curated by Franz Thalmair is based on wide-reaching research about the act of writing. The original typewritten manuscript of Vilém Flusser’s essay The Gesture of Writing provides thematic and formal-aesthetic foundation to this exhibition. “To write,” says the philosopher about the basic requirements that should lead to a complete piece of writing, we need “a blank surface, for instance a white leaf of paper; an instrument which contains a matter that contrasts with the whiteness of the paper; the letters of the alphabet; the convention which gives a meaning to the letters; ‘orthography’ = correct writing; the rules which order that language, what is called ‘grammar’; an idea to be expressed in a language; and a motive to express that idea”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Set of Lines, A Stack of Paper
EditorsFranz Thalmair
ISBN (Print)9783957632746
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2015

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