To Be Small and To Stay Small

20.5 x 14.5 cm
Soft cover
Conceived, designed and printed by Seda Yıldız
Geneva, 2012

Produced for the research and exhibition project “Ulysses was born in Trieste” initiated by Dora Garcia, in collaboration with the students at HEAD (Haute école d’art et de design Genève)

“Ulysses was born in Trieste” is a research project, which took the form of an exhibition, a performance and conversations initiated by artist Dora Garcia in collaboration with HEAD Geneva with a number of guests .
The project title is taken from a conference writer Italo Svevo gave Milan in 1927 about James Joyce, based on the specific type of language developed by those considered to have different symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The lines draw the features of the language, such as analyzed by the seminal work of Emil Kraepelin published in 1906 Über Sprachstörungen I'm Traume, (no meaning or purpose, thinking “asyndetic” metonymic distortion, neologisms corresponding to new concepts, ignorance of social conventions related to language) are repeated “wildly parallel” in the language of literature, film and art of avant-garde. The relationship between symptom and symbol, grammar and time, dream and delusion, metaphor and neologism and the possibility of interpretation / translation of the question proposed by psychoanalysis form a new angle to observe the work of different artists and thinkers, and the production not only works of art,  but also new forms of presentation.

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