Man Is Naked


15.5 x 18 x 16.5 cm

Letraset on oil filter, plastic, painted metal, motor.

Text by Liliane Lijn.

Private Collection.

“The word accelerated loses its identity and becomes a pattern pregnant with energy. It is pregnant with the energy of its potential meaning should it once again become a word.” Liliane Lijn, 1968

When Lijn puts words on cylinders and cones and makes Poem Machines, she wants the word to be seen in movement splitting itself into a pure vibration until it becomes the energy of sound.

Photograph by Stephen Weiss