22 February 2012
With her work "Mille mots valent une image," Cynthia Naggar establishes a correspondence between an out-dated typewriter and a video stream, creating a strong tie between written and visual signs. The spectator/participant is invited to type into the machine so that their own image is recorded and simultaneously projected onto the screen in front of them. Contingent upon the rhythm and the characters in the writing, the image of spectator can be fragmented to the point of disappearance or create an unstable blend with earlier video recordings. A word can act as a vehicle for the imagination or conversely as a means to control reality.