Chair9451

Is there a limit of times in which a word can be used until it loses all meaning? We know that through repetition the brain builds up new pathways that can render a new activity, habit or way of thinking from the conscious to the subconscious. When a group of pathways that make up an activity falls into the autopilot section of the brain does it stop having a meaning to the conscious part? Does it become boring and dull to the point we lose all interest? They say practice makes perfect but practice and repetition can also make things feel dull and unimportant when a certain threshold is surpassed.

 

How far can one take a word to make it lose all meaning to the point, in which it merely looks like a bunch of lines and shapes when expressed on a piece of paper or it ends up being just sounds and shapes the mouth forms when a word is spoken over and over and over again. The power of repetition can lead to perfection. In this project I’m using the power of repetition in an effort of the total distraction of a word and rendering it to its bare parts, lines, shapes, sound waves from the vocal chords.

 

Why the word CHAIR?

Chairs have been a part of the art world for centuries. They have been designed, redesigned they have been depicted in paintings and have been used as the central object in conceptual art many times.

 

Pushing the physical and mental limits of one’s self in pursuing repetition one can experience many things. In the process of writing 9451 times the word CHAIR, comments and observations were documented in 12 report sheets.

2020

© Lefki Savvidou 2020