– Like with your wet scenes.
– Yeah. It has a specific kind of materiality. I really like this moment when you spill a liquid and it’s a meaningless form. So, I thought about stylizing these meaningless shapes into letters, to make a moment central in the work when matter turns into meaning.
– Of course, it began with a shapeless, meaningless form to meaningful traces, which would be a letter.
– Yes. I was quite interested in this borderline. When something issues form, matter or meaning. That’s how I started writing in water.
– I always thought you were a kind of alchemist.
– You know, my texts evaporate during the day.
– Someone has always to feed it, right?
– Yes. It’s always susceptible to the context. The state of the text is determined by where it is, by whom takes care of it, and the attention it gets, also.
– Where do you find them?
– Your texts.
– It comes from encounters that happen when I move through the world of information. An article, or a book, in philosophy, or sociology, or anthropology. Any discipline or subjectthat resonates with what I’m thinking about at that moment.
– What are you thinking about at the moment?
– About two lovers only connected by telephone.
Excerpt from Inked characters fast fading on the frayed breaking paper by Tiago de Abreu Pinto