Fiona Banner

23 May 2008


British artist Fiona Banner explores the limits and possibilities of language in text-based drawings, sculptures and installations. Best known for her laborious, handwritten descriptions of war films and epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Banner has also used the art-historical genre of the nude to explore issues of violence, vulnerability and voyeurism; and has used sculptures of punctuation to investigate breakdowns and gaps in communication. – Excerpt from Artinfo interview, 2006.


24 May 2008, 10:01 am Chris Rusak says:

That’s damn awesome. Her choice of typography suits the whole composition well. It is very architectural, it feels very skyscraper to me, as if to reference the construction of ideas with word. The space she creates by painting the floor and leaving one remnant of her carpentry (the bottle of paint) just further establishes how laborious this whole process can be.

Thanks for the post.

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