sometimes doing is undoing and sometimes undoing is doing

2020 – pieces of paper, sandpaper, jar

Performance / installation

This project is inspired by the title of a video by Francis Alÿs. My performance consisted in sanding some of the papers that I couldn’t give out in Personal Propaganda (a performance I did in Amsterdam in January 2020). On this occasion I sanded those papers one by one. The remaining dust was collected and exhibited together with the sandpaper.

By doing this process I was adding another meaning to the paper. As humans, we are part of a continuum, and creativity and innovation are related to previous actions in the past. By undoing what determines the consistency of paper  was able to move forward and create a new project from a previous experience.