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Alexandra Dipple

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Detail From Dots and Full Stops, no.2
Detail From Dots and Full Stops, no.2
Alexandras Dots and Full Stops series uses a number of process rules: She uses only discarded newspapers, and she cuts all the punctuation out by hand. Each dot is cut out in a square and the dots are arranged Tetris-like in a grid with a fine line between each square of paper. Each dot occupies its own space. She uses what Philip Galanter, in his Vague Terrain article, identifies as a constraint rule and predetermines the area to be filled with dots. Alexandra is investigating how different start points affect the look of the finished piece.
A Continuous Line of Dashes and Hyphens
A Continuous Line of Dashes and Hyphens
A Continuous Line of Dashes and Hyphens
A Continuous Line of Dashes and Hyphens
Detail from  A Continuous Line
Detail from A Continuous Line
Alexandra Dipples' work is painstakingly crafted. With an obsessive focus she appropriates obscurely sourced graphic symbols. In this case punctuation from newspapers and documents, and transforms them into mind-boggling topographies.

Here manual labor is an intrinsic part of the creative process. In her collaged series the process involves finding and cutting out the punctuation, in All The Dots she deletes information page by page.

Alexandras' work explores the space between the random and the systematic occurrence of signs. Rules suggested by the source materials allow her to filter ‘irrelevant?’ information. By imposing rigid controls on these texts/news media Alexandra creates her own counterorder.


Detail from  A Continuous Line
Detail from A Continuous Line
Press Release Written by Tom Trevattt, thirtyfive-a Gallery A single line running, unbroken, around the gallery, hyphens and dashes cut from thousands of daily newspapers and pasted directly on the walls. A small space dissected by one thin line, one horizon orbiting the viewer, each individual hyphen as specific as the text from which it was lifted; the liminal space below and above the hyphen forming a tower rising from the line and its reflection descending below. The viewer enters, filling the absent centre of this extended newsprint landscape, and is encompassed by a miniature rendition of some imagined skyline in a collage of punctuation.

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