Argo Navis


Argo Navis is a disjunctive universe, a dispersed reading that follows four old tales. The fractured stories talk about the Jump Cut and it’s perversion of Time and Narrative; of hiccups and their rise against the tyranny of air flows; of medieval chapter titles and of the relationship between knights-errant and their scribes.

The title of the work is borrowed from the southern sky constellation discovered in the 2nd century by Ptolemy and named after Jason and the Argonauts. During sixteen centuries it was regarded as the largest constellation of all, only to be dismantled into various others in the 18th century.

The first chapter was created for Short Stories, a project by Mason Leaver-Yap at the Sculpture Center in New York (2010), and the second chapter for Estate, a project by Lucie Fontaine, at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York (2011).

“Chapter I. Argo Navis”, 2011
Inkjet print on synthetic adhesive paper, 9ft x 20ft
“Short Stories”, a project by Mason Leaver-Yap
Sculpture Center, New York
“Chapter II. Pyxis”, 2012
Inkjet print on synthetic adhesive paper, 9ft x 20ft
“Estate”, a project by Lucie Fontaine
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

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