palavras: give a word. have a word. (brazil)
participatory artwork, 2015
Palavras is a participatory word exchange that started in Rio de Janeiro and has been performed multiple times in Cabo Frio, Brazil and in Seattle, United States.
More information about this work is here.
Each country (language) has a set of printing stamps that use letter forms appropriated from signage found around the city.
The word given by each participant is entered into "the ledger" and then printed on a card. In exchange for the word given, each participant can choose a card with a new word to take.
palavras (brazil) print set
ipe wood, rubber