Gabriel Leger - 2014
Shredded and compressed pages of dictionaries
Each brick 13 x 9 x 5 cm
This project is an installation of varying scale, made of paper bricks made of thousands of shredded pages of French and bilingual dictionaries. The bricks are stamped with an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “to go up”; their arrangement remains open as they are not cemented.
The architectural possibilities (staircase, pyramid, wall...) modify the symbolic potential of the brick, especially a brick of words. In contrast with the Biblical version of the Babel tower, here the mixing of languages and knowledges enables construction rather than hindering it.