bord (bord)


My commentary


It occurred to me that the figure I used in NÓS, 1975, can be inserted in the figure of the letter d. Reverting the d it becomes a b, so it can be said that d is a not b.

b and not b.

With the help of Mallarmé, Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard, compus bord.Poema visual, as they say.


In parallel I went further and imagined seven movements in S8, of 7 seconds each, of which I made 2 and I have an unfinished third. I gave to the sequence the name Or to mark the passage from one to another variations of b or d. For this I followed the reading of Macbeth: Lady Macbeth: "... what is done can not be undone. To bed, to bed, to bed ..." Risking some variation.


Of course, the elaboration of the set was more complicated than that and I had some help in conversation with Vilém Flusser, of whom I was assistant at the time.

Gabriel Borba, 2019

Conjunto da Obra

bord (bord)

Figura (Figure)