Paul Ramírez Jonas

Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak)

2008

Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak) (2008)
Interactive multimedia; Edition of 3 with 1 AP; Dimensions variable (height 10 feet)
Installation view; Alexander Gray Associates, 2009

Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak); Detail (2008)
Interactive multimedia; Edition of 3 with 1 AP; Dimensions variable (height 10 feet)

Description

Paul Ramírez Jonas presented a large-scale performative installation work, Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak), which was presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT) in 2008. Consisting of sheets of paper tiled to represent an image of the moon, upon closer inspection, the design is made up of text that reads, “I Create as I Speak.” A single sheet is removed from the wall and rests on a lectern, with a microphone and a portable amplifier, inviting the viewer to interact with the work. The text plays with words; “I Create as I Speak” translates to ABRACADABRA in the ancient Aramaic language.