X by Anna Barham
26 Xs by 26 artists 26 artists, designers and writers were invited to contribute an X for a print edition for the publishing project space X Marks the Bökship.
The 26 different Xs become as individual through the artists’ interpretation of the letter than as if they were 26 different graphemes. Even using a standard alphabet the same words can end up being used again and again. This single letter repetition actually creates a variety to what is said and how an idea is represented rather than a restriction. The XALPHABET can be read and understood as individual Xs or collectively as a one-letter alphabet set containing the ingredients for a concrete poem.
The X belongs to many people: mark makers, sign writers, mathematicians and musicians. An X can represent a letter, a number, a symbol, a sign, a pattern or hidden treasure.
The X has been adopted by the subversive as a symbol of protest. A strike. A NO. And also as an affirmation. A signature. A vote. A YES.
X ruptures the system and then fills in the space it creates.
XALPHABET / 26 Xs by 26 Artists
26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to contribute an X
Xavier Antin, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Rachel Cattle, Arnaud Desjardin, Roisin Dunne, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Christian Flamm, Marit Gluntzberg, Rebecca Jagoe, Thomas Jeppe, Fraser Muggeridge, Hansjörg Mayer, Sara MacKillop, Ciara Phillips, Harsh Patel, Laure Prouvost, Michalis Pichler, Giles Round, Benjamin Sommalder, Giorgio Sadotti, Nick Thurston, Daniel James Wilkinson, Eva Weinmayr, Lucy Woodhouse, Rahel Zoller.