chapter XCII

dear diary

Transfer Characteristics
stamps & letraset on DIN A4 index card and wall label
21 x 29,7 cm / 8 x 4 cm

Transfer Characteristics is conceived as a live size diagram and implies the existence of 834 drawings each containing 90 stamps. Each stamp —the Isotype for bread designed by Gerd Arntz and Otto Neurath— represents the monetary value of a single bread. If taken altogether the diagram represents a total sum of €148.736. The work was made in context of a residency at the Frans Masereel Centre and strongly refers to the confiscation of a large amount of works by Frans Masereel in 1984 at the Centre. My work, ambigiously, operates as a stand-in.