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Heterological Boundaries

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Cristina Cocullo & Emanuela Franchini

"Heterological Boundaries"

Grelling's paradox, also known as Heterological Paradox.

This semantic paradox assumes that autological words are exactly what they describe ("short" is therefore autological being actually short).

Heterological words are those that are not like what they describe ("long" is a perfect example of a heterological word).

The question arises when someone asks whether the word heterological is autological.

If the answer is 'yes', "heterological" is then autological leading to a contradiction.

If the answer is 'no', "heterological" is then heterological and again leading to a contradiction.

These images are a simple attempt to break the heterological boundaries

Private view 2nd of March 6-8pm @ the Maifair Library, 25 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PB, UK

The exhibition will be on @ the Maifair Library till the 3rd of April 2009.

If you are travelling to London or if you live in London... you are all welcome to attend!

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1 response

  • Cristina Cocullo

    Cristina Cocullo said (19 Jan 2009):

    fab... I think I will be there! eh eh eh! ;-)

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