David Cunningham, ‘Alphabet’, 2010, mfc - michèle didier
David Cunningham, ‘Alphabet’, 2010, mfc - michèle didier
David Cunningham, ‘Alphabet’, 2010, mfc - michèle didier

Alphabet consists of 26 volumes, exactly the number of letters in the Roman alphabet. Each volume proposes 97 distinct combinations of 26 letters, producing a total of 2522 different alphabetical series. These letters succeed one another in small writing in a horizontal line that scores the middle of every page. Alphabet’s sequences defy all alphabetical understanding and, now and again, thanks to the reader's contribution, a random fragment offers a recognizable word. The only series in alphabetical order runs on the spine of each volume, laboriously, yet playfully hand-written by a young four-year old girl.

26 volumes, 15 x 15 cm each
Total 2704 pages
Slipcase, 29.5 x 15.9 x 15.5 cm

Signature: Certificate numbered and signed by the artist

Image rights: ©2010 David Cunningham and mfc-michèle didier

Produced and published in 2010 by mfc-michèle didier

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