Pool 5 Nora Turato

Published by MOMA, New York, 2022, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 20 cm, English

Price: €50

In Nora Turato’s virtuosic performances, spoken word, graphic design, and bookmaking are intertwined to explore the possibilities of language in a culture oversaturated with information. Turato collects words and phrases from a range of sources: the Internet, media headlines, advertisements, conversations, books, commercial products, and her own thoughts. Pool 5—which takes the form of a performance and a book—assembles and arranges these pools of text into a growing script that Turato memorizes and performs, alternating rhythm and intonation, voices and modes. The publication serves simultaneously as prop, set, exhibition, archive, and artist’s book. Designed by Sabo Day.

#2022 #noraturato #saboday
pool 4 Nora Turato

Published by MOMA, New York, 2020, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 20 cm, English

Price: €50

pool 4 is the title both of a performance and a book produced for MoMA, in which the artist Nora Turato collects language from a range of sources. These “pools” of texts, pulled from the Internet, media headlines, advertisements, conversations, books, commercial products, and her own thoughts, are assembled and arranged, with no logic or narrative structure, into a growing script that Turato memorizes and performs. The publication presented in the space serves simultaneously as prop, set, exhibition, archive, and artist’s book. Designed by Sabo Day.

#2020 #noraturato #saboday