For instance, an angular line stands for A, a curve for C. a zigzag for Z, etc. By combining these lines into word-polygons, Rombouts has created a writing system that makes language look like a continuous flow and, he claims, gives it “another, new reality.”
"AZART” is the artist’s own pictorial language, whose applications he claims to be boundless. He has extended the alphabet’s visual aspect by providing each of the 26 lines with its own color (aquamarine, Bordeaux red. etc.) and matching noise (aha, brrbrr, sshssh, kdoink, etc.)
so that Romboutese can be appreciated aurally as well as orally.
" A choice is always a limitation "
Interview (dutch) with Guy Rombouts by Koen Brams & Dirk Pültau published in De Witte Raaf, september 2006BENJAMIN VERDONCK - AFTER THE GOLD RUSH
(1972) is theatermaker en beeldend kunstenaar
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