#164 Dotted Line
64x84cm | Filler, oak frame
The strongest bond between language and matter is found in state law. Its written document regulates the psychical actions of the citizens and their relationship with the surroundings. It can be extended to empower individual verbal agreements by signing contracts, which can be understood as language transcending into the physical realm. The dotted line is an instrument for the individual to step out of its fluid subjectivity and connect to the hard kernel of reality.
Res Ipsa is a compilation of works made by an action shaping the filler after its preparation inside the frame. The work thus function as a recording device and give a statement of the event taking place while the filler was still wet.
Res Ipsa is Latin for "the thing itself" and is part of the juridical term "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself), used when an injury or accident in itself clearly shows who is responsible, such as an instrument left inside a body after surgery.