Monday, 15 March 2010

Roland Barthes and the mid air Brush

As for the brush it has its gestures, as if it were the finger.

But whereas our old pens knew only clogging or loosening and could only scratch the paper always in the same direction, the brush can slide, twist, lift off the stroke being made, so to speak, in the volume of the air; it has the carnal, lubricated flexibility of the hand.

Roland Barthes, The Empire of the Signs, trans. Richard Howard, New York: Hill & Wang, 1983.

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