Letter Press Print on Paper
Edition of 4
27 x 19cm
The work was created using a
letterpress and set type. The type is set so that it will be printed backwards
and so the letters don’t sit on the same line. This makes the words harder to
understand and read. The
work was created during de Beer’s BAFA final exhibition in 2015. This print work
like many on the exhibition was a representation of her dyslexic experience.
The main concept that de Beer explored was that through her dyslexic experience
words often carried no coded meaning, but rather that they existed as abstract
visual forms. It is though the work that de Beer highlights a form of dyslexic
experience where the words are backwards and “float” on different levels. It
creates an abstracted sentence that reads “Language of coded significance that
underpins conventional written language”. The sentence further aims to distort
the ideas of conventional written language.