Mark Hamilton: Untitled (screen)

Mark Hamilton designed Untitled (screen) in 2011 especially for the library, where it is located. The starting point is an eps file, a digital document. This eps file can be executed in various materials, in the form of punched letters or a wall painting, in dimensions that refer specifically to the given location. Hamilton’s Untitled (screen) suggests on the one hand rebellious slogans scrawled on walls, urging resistance, and on the other mysterious secret messages. This quality is reinforced through the mirror-inverted letters. The use of Helvetica, a font developed in the 1950s and generally classified as modern, shifts the viewer’s attention to the aesthetic and lyrical dimensions of the work.

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