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Nineteen Eighty-Four (enciphered in colour)


Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four (enciphered in colour)

Date: 2010

Medium: bound book

Dimensions (length x width x height) : 3 cm x 15 cm x 21cm (1.18 in x 5.9 in x 8.26 in)

Edition: unlimited (numbered)

 

"The revolution will be complete when the language is perfect."

Syme from Nineteen Eighty-Four


Language, meaning and perception are violently utilised among other methods as the mode of oppression in the society described in the novel by Geroge Orwell, Ninteen Eighty-Four.

53 different textual characters are used in the novel, including alphabet, numbers and symbols. A total of 53 colours representing the limited colour spectrum are assigned to these characters without exception, rendering the text into colour without the symbolic figure of the characters. Thus the meaning is hidden from the immediate view – a language without meaning. After the colour replacement of the text, the whole novel was produced back into a book.















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