NAR-NIR (for AB)
NAR-NIR (for ab)
The work appropriates Alighiero Boetti’s (AB) concern with colour and language structures in his body of work I Colori (1972) to caricaturise the partisan divide of red and blue.
Through a mediatic silencing of RGB values to grayscale, the work becomes a metaphor for the indistinguishability of both extremes when reduced to their fundamental monotone, sentencing the colourful attributes* to voiceless obscurity.
* Nar and Nir are absolute adjectives of the red and blue colours in the Maltese language; “aħmar nar”, “ikħal nir”
The installation forms part of a larger body of work concerning the caricaturisation of confrontation.