Sign System

A round of the Sign System game between the conceptual artist Jean Dupuy and the designer Stéphanie Marin at the Villa Cameline

29.03.19 - 26.04.19

We are happy to invite you to the exhibition “Cabinet Pique-Nique” curated by Jean Dupuy, at La Villa Cameline in Nice, on March 29 2019 from 6:30 pm.

meeting point

This set up presented in the exhibition, invites the visitors to play with the Sign System game while a film is diffused showing a round of the Sign System game between the conceptual artist Jean Dupuy and the designer Stéphanie Marin.
Inspired by "the many different series of coincidences" of different encounters, family relationship values and dialogues that Jean Dupuy has been using for many decades, from Marcel Duchamp to Robert Filliou, from George Maciunas to George Brecht, this game is an opportunity to anagram antics.

sign system

Sign System, a game created by smarin, is a set of elements, on the basis of seven different shapes.
Two straight lines that are thick and slightly curved, one big and one small, a semi circle in the shape of a croissant, a circular plate, two curved pieces, and a dot.
These archetypal forms of a figurative and / or ornamental vocabulary, translated into small manipulable objects, allow a game without any limitations. It is about signs, writing, language, and non-verbal communication.

play with signs

All the letters of the alphabet can be produced from these seven forms. It is about learning, or playing with the hand writing (close to calligraphy) of all Latin languages. Play alone or together in a tactile dialogue.
The a is made of the a semi circle in the shape of a croissant associated to the small line, the b is the big line in front of the semi circle, the c is the semi circle shape alone, etc.

play with the language

Have fun composing, creating and discovering diffrent words, all by the handling the different shapes. Construct sentences, anagrammatic researches and even start a conversation.
Sign System, a typography in volume composed of autonomous signs, allows the user to form letters of a lowercase script, but also is an invitation to imagine a variation of forms beyond writing and language.

The Sign System was presented as a game display in the framework of the exhibition "An unstoppable force" at Cobra Museum, 06.10.2018 - 30.02.2019.

The Sign System is available in a limited edition.
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