Mariana Lanari, São Paulo, Brazil, currently living in Amsterdam.
For years working as an editor, I became over conscious of the symbolic use of words and their political implications. Zooming in and out, from a historical perspective to personal relations. Speech, language and dynamics of cultural translations are central to me, as well as the relationships that may arise between the language of chess, astrology, computers, greek and the languages I’m familiar with, portuguese, spanish, german, and english.
I'm currently working on a Model of an Analogical Dictionary based on Finnegans Wake, an intelligent system that will allow people to organize a personal dictionary based on categories that reflect their own views and background.
I research writing, reading and thinking as performance. I host a reading group of Finnegans Wake at RongWrong gallery, in Amsterdam. In the past I have edited art, fashion and artists books and exhibitions catalogues. I also curated and produced exhibitions in Brazil, Spain, Italy and Germany.