End of Century is pleased to host a reading with artist Francesca Capone on Tuesday, January 15th, from 7-9PM.
Francesca will be reading selections from her book, Weaving Language, which was published on the occasion of her exhibition at End of Century. Regarding the book, Capone describes:
“The dictionary I published in conjunction with WEAVING LANGUAGE is a foundation for the work in the gallery. It explores structural similarities between writing and weaving. In its linking of symbols (such as colors and weaving methods) with semantics, the dictionary
acts as a translation tool between the visual and the textual. Verbs are likened to woven structure, nouns and adjectives to color, prepositions to interlocking threads, and other qualities of language to respective aspects of textiles. Many choices are left open (for instance, the color red could have 84 possible semantic meanings) which provides the opportunity to strengthen the crafts of writing and weaving while investigating their relationship. The dictionary
functions as a prompt and a multitude of variations are possible from resulting translations. The use of these structural principles becomes a mutually informing process for both crafts, inviting new possibilities for poems based on textiles, and vice-versa. Space is created for both forms to exist separately and in relation to each other, thus multiplying the ways in which the viewer experiences the work.” — Francesca Capone
The event also marks the launch of Francesca’s newest limited-edition publication, Weaving at the Moment.
Elise McMahon, a collaborator on the installation of the show, also collaborated on the concept and experience of the reading. http://elisemcmahonmade.com/
Weaving Language the installation is currently showing at End of Century through January 17th http://www.endofcenturynyc.com/exhibitions/
For further information about this event, please contact Claudia@endofcenturynyc.com
Weaving Language is available for purchase here: