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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Let us be deceived, but let us stay realistic - what looks like a simple line of capital letters in alphabetical order may also be a poem by Aram Saroyan (b. 1943) or Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006), entitled STEAK (1968) and Arcady (1977) respectively. Artist Fiona … LES MER Banner (b. 1966) also uses these 26 letters to make a neon alphabet that she titles as Every Word Unmade (2007), and then proposes to 'unmake every word, or story imaginable'. Which of the works were you reading as you were reading this 'simple line of capital letters in alphabetical order'? All three and more? With all these works we may as well curate an exhibition, shouldn't we?' Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? The guy who wrote that song wrote everything', pronounces American stand-up comedian Stephen Wright (b. 1955), while French poet Louis Aragon (1897-1982) explores other options Aragon uses the same material but very different techniques - all the letters appear in lowercase and split into rows to complete an arguably less ambitious poem Suicide (1920): abcdef ghijkl mnopqr stuvw xyz This is the opening of Valentinas Klimasauskas first English book B and/or an Exhibition Guide in Search of its Exhibition. In it he is using imaginary or language based artworks and artefacts by various, including, fictional artists to stage situations for written exhibitions that might be set or located in someone's head, Palaeolithic Chauvet cave, a collage of footnotes, floating in memory or the outer Solar system with Voyager 1, to mention a few. Texts by Laura Kaminskait. and Elena Narbutait. LES MINDRE
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