Mid-Sentence
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite and Moderna Museet, 2014

Edited by Nina Canell and Robin Watkins

Composed of 64 found technical drawings of cables with corresponding textual content, Mid-Sentence is a small book that illustrates the inner engineering of the current. The flattened electricity and communication cables, along with the spliced text fragments and artist’s notes, articulate a long-standing interest in the relationship between words and energy, communication and distance, absence and presence. “Cable stumps are cross-sections of a vocabulary of interruptions. A cut-off form. Ending mid-sentence.”Testing the intimate intersection of audience, object and event, Nina Canell’s sculptures have been described by curator Fredrik Liew as where “combinations of materials generates a vocabulary that summons up the imaginary”. This book is published as an appendix to Canell’s exhibition Mid-Sentence at Moderna Museet (2014), her first solo exhibition in Sweden.

English
15 x 23 cm
80 pages
No cover, handbound cross stitch 5 different threads
ISBN: 978-3-943514-30-8

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