• Michael Dörner

    Galerie Vera Munro

    The curse of literacy is that everything that is written demands to be read. The compulsion to meet this requirement is not alleviated by the transformations Michael Dörner subjects the text to in his work; rather, by employing mirror writing and obscuring letters or words, he further complicates the process. In Dörner’s work reading becomes an act of perception.

    The texts communicate logical propositions taken from mathematics textbooks: “The placement of an affine plane can unequivocally be continued into the placement of its projective extension.” Disconnected, without any context to situate

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