is is, paper collage on illustration board, 27x 30 x 23cm panels, 5 x 5m spiral, 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, 2016
Is Is is a codex of collage that intends to semiotically explains our current human paradigm through employing symbols of various traditions to challenge the dominant capitalist narrative of freedom through object oriented mechanized progress, instead reinforcing that we are all emancipators of ourselves. Is Is questions the nature of reality and consciousness, reminding us that to be human is to be aware of being alive—of being a being—within time and space.
Is Is is composed of 108 pages (54 front / back panels) of paper collage on illustration board. Its images were sourced from secondhand gifts or found materials, most of which was trash. It was conceived and completed over a period of 3 years, between 2012 and 2015, between la crosa (italia), san francisco and berlin.