Lettre de ma mère

Vera Molnar

Computer plotter drawing on paper

“My mother had a pretty writing; A bit gothic also a bit hysterical. At the beginning of each line, on the left side, the writing was regular, strict, gothic, but as the line progressed towards the side of the page, it became more and more nervous, worried, almost hysterical.

Gradually, as the years passed, the letters became quite twisted, disturbed. Slowly the Gothic disappeared and only hysteria remained. The color of the writing also changed. At the beginning of our corres- pondence, she used light blue ink, the co- lor of her eyes. Over the years, this blue has gradually turned into black.

She wrote to me every week, and it was a series of events in my visual world; her letters were less and less legible but so beautiful to see. Finally, I received nothing more) Since I write to myself, I simulate to myself — on the computer — her hysterical gothic letters…/…”

Crédit photo : Oniris.art

Featured in POÈME SBJKT, an exhibition of works of literature both on and off the blockchain that enhance, reinvent, and reimagine the relationship between text and image, analog and digital, blurring and challenging the lines that seek to divide.

POÈME SBJKT was curated by theVERSEverse in partnership with L’Avant Galerie Vossen and took place at Librairie Métamorphoses from May 25 – July 15, 2023.