Chicago, Illinois: Jana Sim, 2011.
Three sections containing Möbius strips. Cloth-covered box with Moriki and Canford Papers. Paper title label tipped on. Signed and numbered by the artist. Jana Sim: "The most difficult part of learning another language is everyday conversation where an immediate response is needed. Language Möbius is about my conversation process. The loop in my brain goes like this: hearing English, thinking in Korean, translating, then speaking in English. There are two layers to the Möbius strip – it can be cut in half. With the first cut, the ring becomes twice as long. The next cut makes the two rings link together. With each cut the sentences of the layers are also cut in half, making it illegible. The final two rings lined together symbolize the two languages tangled up in the artist's head while in translation, which is why the sentences can’t be read."
3 strips of paper : col. ; 5 x 28 cm-2 x 59 cm, housed in box 15 x 26 x 7 cm.
Letterpress printed from polymer plates on Somerset.
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