A pile of rocks is covered by fabric; the stitching is apparent and irregular. Each stone carries a word. Originally, together, they formed a text titled Silenced Poem. Typed sheets set beside the rocks repeat the text. But it cannot be read: the paragraphs are covered by lines of pen that transform the calligraphy into drawings. Except for the last. It reads: "A scream expelled by open throat; one must open the tap, let the stream spill out, the water swallow the mouth in the act of forming the word. The water needs to invade the entire mouth so that the word produced there is entirely diluted. This is not a word that needs to be born, it’s a word that needs to die".

The silencing imposed upon the words hidden on the stones is repeated and reiterated again, present in violent and abusive relationships. To repeat this silencing, making only the last paragraph public, suggests the relationship between the right to words and to life. And also, the opposite: that words, as the hegemonic language, can carry death sentences, by burying images, meanings, lapses, unconscious productions.

The number of pages piled up corresponds to the number of the artist’s attempts at reproducing the poem without making typing errors.

stones, cloths, threads, paper