Cam Xanh


Equally Blind #1


Marker on four panes of plexiglass
(left to right: love, absence of love, life, absence of life)

35 x 35 x 1 cm each

Tightly-engraved, uniform circles take on a grid-like appearance similar to that of dotted notebooks, and with some marked in white, they begin to evoke the Braille writing system. Yet meaning is rendered unattainable by the flatness of the plexiglass on which the dots emerge. In line with Cam Xanh’s practice which has long concerned language, the work explores different modes of communication, in particular the textual systems through which we transmit knowledge, and raises issues of legibility, accessibility and misunderstanding.  

(Edited from text excerpts provided by the artists)