29 March 2012

Piece for Words and Views by Jorinde Voigt



"In her new series of 36 drawings, “Piece for Words and Views” Jorinde Voigt is concerned with processes of perception and imagination. The artist took Roland Barthes’ “Fragmente einer Sprache der Liebe” (2004) (Fragments d’un discours amoureux, 1977) and Douglas R. Hofstadter’s “Gödel, Escher, Bach. Ein Endloses Geflochtenes Band” (Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, 1979) as patterns for this work. Voigt transposes words from these classics into her encoded language of notation and collage technique. The division of the series into three blocks with 21, nine and six sheets reflects Voigt’s study of the different chapters in the books. The drawing cycle was produced as a direct continuation of the collages “308 Views on Plants and Trees” and “100 Views on Chinese Erotic Art. From 16th to 20th Century” (2011). After the worlds of botany and fine art, the artist has now turned to literature as a field of research." - Lisa Sintermann. See more;


The concept of "Piece for Words and Views" was written by Lisa Sintermann who made a complete essay about this new series by Jorinde Voigt. She speaks about the form and color, movement, melody, rhythm, imagination, notation and collage. It helps to understand better the new work of Voigt, I recommend to download it here.  

See the new work of Jorinde Voigt at David Nolan Gallery, New York until April 28, 2012  and at Lisson Gallery, London until next April 28.