Author(s): Michal Murin
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Slovenská Akadémia Vied - Kabinet výskumu sociálnej a biologickej komunikácie
Keywords: Signature; sign; text; retext; visualization; image; authenticity; reciprocity; interaction; iterability; authorial interpretation; architecture; Baudrillard; Derrida

Summary/Abstract: The text “SIGNature LABoratorY” explores signatures (in their Derridean interpretation) in the context of works of arts. Signatures and their integration in the artistic process—specifically, the interactive communication socioproject titled Your Name in My Signature—originated as a long-term philosophic and conceptual strategy exploring the relationships between words, images, visualizations and ornaments, but also between subjects and objects, between depersonalization and a humanistic reinterpretation in a gesture of appropriation, between the act of giving and its reciprocal Baudrillardian nature. Signatures as signs of civilization, in this instance works of art, culminate in the need to encompass, accentuate, define and confirm, and are reflected in the urban nature of the architecture of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Signatures; here, a civilized gesture—the act of signing in an urban environment, bears the potential for a future Foucaltian archeologization. Texts are generated as authors’ interpretations of works of art, as oral history enclosed in its own archive, and therefore also serve as Derridean alibis integrated in Beuysean social sculptures.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-54
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English