Dave, Michel

“Writing is also a form of drawing.” When someone quipped that writing is also drawing, Michel Dave embarks on an abundant production of written drawings, of drawn writings. Graphical lists made by signs whose interest goes beyond their meaning, even if that is ever so important. It is not a string of words dumped there by chance. And if Michel Dave chooses them gingerly in a dictionary, he does not limit himself to recopying slavishly in alphabetical order. We go from one surprise to another when we cast our gaze on them, jumping from association of sounds to association of meaning, on an itinerary of our eye sustained by more or less rippled dotted lines.

info: Écritures Imagées, Schreib Bilder, La Scrittura come Immagine, Brussel (Art & Marges Musée) 2004.