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Brief Published: 3 May 2011

Hyo Myoung Kim: Nineteen Eighty-Four


London-based South Korean artist Hyo Myoung Kim explores colour as language in a translation of George Orwell’s seminal novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Kim uses an individual colour to represent each of the 53 characters that appears in the original book, resulting in a text that contains only coloured code. The book poses colour as a universal language, devoid of the symbolic meaning of figurative letters and numbers.