Graduation show 2015

Jona Borrut
The Mother Project

The focal point of The Mother Project is two kinds of communication directed at the artist – her son’s incomprehensible babbling and her mother’s frequent email correspondence. Borrut has treated these two kinds of communication as data and carried out different analyses of them. Working to try and understand the identities between the two linguistic systems, Borrut has made use of methods which have resulted in different types of visual recordings and mappings. Borrut’s translation of these linguistic systems into analysable data creates a new system, a new code that likewise must be charged with meaning in order for it not to remain merely abstract signs. This paradox points to the way reality constantly slips away from our positivistic approach when trying to grasp it.