Today I want to share with you an extraordinary exploration of the words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In “Los Estados de la Palabra” (“The States of the Word”), a collaboration between Telefónica and the Colombian Embassy, the artists have created a bleak universe in which words are everything. You wander around a rather sinister black and white landscape of geometric forms and floating letters. You click on the floating letters, and a fragment of one of Marquez’s works is read to you by a fellow traveller. You, too, can leave your reading of a fragment for others to discover.
And just for this weekend, as part of the ARCO art fair and the homage to García Marquez, 50 3-d printers are furiously churning out physical representations of words from his work, which will form a sea of creativity and imagination.
Words as protagonists. Words as things. Totally hypnotic.