The five symbols and sentences

Original beetle drawing 1913
The original drawing of the profile
The beetle as symbol for the visual research
The left profile as symbol for the visual research

The starting point is the two found child drawings. These two symbols (beetle and profile) evolve into a left and right profile, Janus's head, and merge the beetle with Janus's head.
The second element, besides the five symbols, is five sentences from a 19th-century school notebook. The pupils needed to repeat these sentences in order to learn to write properly.
These symbols and sentences are the base for visual research. They are the fundamentals for a new visual language and grammar.
The symbols only get meaning when placed in a specific context or in interaction with each other.
It's only possible to define polarity and duality within a context or a confrontation.


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