Dicksmith Gallery, London

THE SUN 20.11. 2004, car lacquer on newspaper, 58 x 37 cm, installation view
WRITING IN STROBE, Dicksmith Gallery, 30 March - 6 May 2006,
curated by Andrew Hunt

An author acknowledged as difficult generally demands to be read slowly. In this case, however, the work asks us to read it “fast,” and we are bound to read it again, faster and faster. The difficulties which a slow reader would experience dissolve as the reading speed increases. In my view, Cixious has invented a new and original kind of writing, which gives her a particular place in modern literature: writing in strobe, where the story comes alive, different themes connect up, and words form various figures according to the precipitous speeds of reading and association.