Neon (Text)


Daniel Firman uses neon lights to write, sculpt or underline, playing with the reversal and diversion of notions, situations and meanings. The game organises itself around the shift between what one reads and what one perceives of the space. It inscribes itself in thought
processes that are specific to conceptual art, those of the link between art and language.

The duo of sentences Something ordinary happened here / Something strange happened here proposes for example extensible interpretations of normality or the bizarre. Placed in a context, they provoke the interrogation of a personal reading of the world in which we are. Without an explanation, without an assertion, the artwork remains in a psychological, almost metaphysical, questioning.