Said Dokins:
Illegible Writing / Escrituras ilegibles

An exploration of the conventions of legibility of signs in the environment, their visual impact, and their political dimension in the interventions that the city experiences such as graffiti, urban art, and muralism, based on some of the works that I have made in recent years.

Una exploración sobre las convenciones de legibilidad de los signos en el entorno, su impacto visual y su dimensión política en las intervenciones que experimenta la ciudad como el grafiti, arte urbano y muralismo, partiendo de algunas de las obras que he realizado en los últimos años.

This talk is scheduled to take place online, , 2021, at in your current time zone (/UTC), as part of the main Typographics conference. Conference registration is available on a pay-what-you-can basis.

About Said Dokins

Said Dokins

Said Dokins is a Mexican contemporary artist interested in the displacement of the linguistic sign and its multiple aesthetic possibilities in relation to context and history. His work shakes the language to look at what is underneath its mechanisms for the construction of meaning. Whether on large walls in public space or through installations and sculptures on various supports—which even include the transience of light, with ephemeral pieces suspended in the air, legible only by capturing time—his work creates semantic universes where words are malleable and letters defy alphabetic limitations to weave warps of meaning that link urban space with moments, people, worlds…

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