Nina Papaconstantinou

Alphabet: the Good Kids, 2015
Text carved on blue paper

Nina Papaconstantinou used sheets of blue paper, like the one Greek students use as book cover, where she carved the text from the book “Alphabet: the good kids, the book from which generations of Greek kids learnt to read. The text, partially discernable only from specific angles, at once dims the light in the classroom and lets the sunrays through small holes in the text, opening up the words to new light and meaning. It creates an environment between day and night, between now and then; a fading memory of childhood, where our first perception of the world was formed through language.