Constructions

CONSTRUCTIONS

"Newspapers are powerful metaphors.  Just citing some names evokes poetry and metaphysics: Le Monde, The Courant, The Times, Corriere della Serra, Pravda. Nothing less than The world, Time Evening, Messengers, Truth, Details, and finally, Everything.   First rolled up to dry on the overhead plumbing pipes in a basement studio in New York, the tube-shaped newspapers that are such central elements in Giordano's constructions evoke a history ranging from batons with written messages passed on by Greek runners to rolled-up newspapers thrown onto lawns and doorsteps, as well as all the form and content that unfold within.  Giordano's beautifully crafted constructions are odes to a vanishing tradition."  - Cynthia Nadelman

 

I believe that newspapers  carry the myths that are recorded by cultures of various societies within the texts of their writings.  Quickly stained with age, and as fragile as society itself, newspapers  are our present day carriers of messages.  I  weave rolls of them throughout my work and preserve them in wax.  

I have been collecting  newspapers from around the globe throughout my travels for years. They herald the myths and stories, which differ significantly in every culture, throughout the formation of history. 

"History is a version of the past events that people have decided to agree upon" – Napoleon

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