Cristina Cocullo & Emanuela Franchini
Grelling’s paradox, also known as Heterological Paradox.This semantic paradox assumes that autological words are exactly what they describe (“short” is therefore autological being actually short).
Heterological words are those that are not like what they describe (“long” is a perfect example of a heterological word).
The question arises when someone asks whether the word heterological is autological.
If the answer is 'yes', "heterological" is then autological leading to a contradiction.
If the answer is 'no', "heterological" is then heterological and again leading to a contradiction.
These images are a simple attempt to break the heterological boundaries.
The private view night is on March 2nd from 6 to 8pm @ the Mayfair Library, 25 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PB.
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The photographic exhibition will stay on till the 3rd of April 2009 @ 7pm.
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You are all welcome to attend!