When The Moon Speaks

Lunar Sentence II

Lunar Sentence II (1978-1979) by Leandro Kantz

The New York Museum of Modern Art recently acquired Leandro Katz’s 1978/1979 lunar photography (gelatin silver prints), through which he created an alphabet and a message.

The decoded sentence reads, “When we pulverize words, what is left is neither mere noise nor arbitrary, pure elements, but still other words, reflection of an invisible and yet indelible representation: this is the myth in which we now transcribe the most obscure and real powers of language.” – MoMA Caption

Leandro Katz is an Argentine artist born in 1938.

This article is part of a series of posts about my visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Click here to read the complete series.

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