Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Purple Fashion Magazine N.20

F/W 2013

Text by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Purple Magazine N.20

Miltos Manetas, Looking at the Blackberry, 2013, oil on canvas, photo by Gaetano Alfano

[Text commissioned by Purple Fashion on the occasion of Miltos Manetas’s III Internet Pavilion for the Venice Biennale]

“We are going to write this text without ever being connected to the Internet. Neither to confirm nor to deepen nor to distract. This first version will be written in pen, as we are no longer used to it.

Our calligraphy has become more difficult, and we are not even sure of being able to decrypt it. But it is not only a problem of handwriting: something in the way we write and in the way we think has changed irreversibly.”

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