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SoNo

(Incertezza esistenziale)

so no

 

1967

minimal technique

A black sheet of paper and white letters

English meaning: ‘I am’

Explanation: ‘SONO’, in Italian means ‘I AM’. But if you divide the word in two syllables, the first ‘SO’ has another meaning: ‘I KNOW’. Considering that the second ‘NO’ is a negation, the ancient Socratic aphorism springs to mind: ‘I know that I know nothing’...
If instead we consider the saying of René Descartes: ‘Cogito ergo sum’. In this case ‘SO-NO’, loosely interpreted, means: ‘I exist because I know that I know nothing’.