Enciclopèdia, 1994

Encyclopaedia, 1994
Installation, Bookcase: 190 x 159 x 20 cm; dust trace: 190 x 159 cm; list of volumes: 34 x 25 cm

The representation of time and its traces, the handling of the tracks it leaves on everything around us, the inseparable relation between reality and appearance; the possibility of modelling time, understanding it physically, corporeally, and thee rethinking of terms such as past and future, are some of the constants from which. I have done certain works. We can easily recognise the signs of time past and intuit that those same signs are repeated unalterably. And so a single image can bear witness to the past and anticipate a foreseeable future. No symptom, no sing in the present which might make us doubt that that succession is unalterable.

Ignasi Aballí, 1992

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Aballí, Ignasi
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
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Wood, dust and printed paper
Bookcase: 190 x 159 x 20 cm; dust trace: 190 x 159 cm; list of volumes: 34 x 25 cm
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of Jordi Soley
© Ignasi Aballí
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