2013-08-24

Forbidden Liberties

Despite the scientific and institutional attempts to fix the meaning of words, we know that in the language, as in any other symbolic system, there is always a gap impossible to fill between signifiers and signifieds, which is precisely what allows language to live, to evolve. Thus, it is predictable that the notion of liberty, both in its written or spoken language and in its visual version, will be one of those that will change more, in line with the globalization and its cultural syncretisms.

Image after Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty (1886) in New York Harbor [ua-fu/fd] and Tiananmen Square, Beijing [ua-fu/fd].