“Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.” Zadie Smith

segunda-feira, 1 de julho de 2013


Wordpharmacy é uma ideia de Morten Sendengaart, escritor multipremiado, que procura, incessantemente novas formas de trabalhar a palavra. Partindo da analogia entre palavras e comprimidos (que consumimos consoante as nossas necessidades)  a Wordpharmacy apresenta cada caixa de palavras/medicamentos com uma bula onde indica as 'características' de cada classe de palavras, qual a sua 'posologia', 'efeitos' e 'contraindicações'. Está traduzido em 3 línguas e pode ser adquirido aqui.

By rewriting already existing instructions for the use of medicine, Wordpharmacy playfully intertwines the structure of language with the healing principles of various medicaments. Like pills, language is something to be consumed by the body, and in turn it does not only affect our conceptions of things, but it also comes to designate our very corporal movability in the world. Consequently, words are not only something we consume, they are refractory entities that in turn define and consume us. Wordpharmacy can be seen as a poetical gesture endeavouring to let words work their magic from within the body itself.

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