About

The nucleus of Nora Turatos‘ works lies in the usage of language. In her videos, sculptural installations, artist books, murals and spoken word performances she superimposes phonetic, semantic as well as visual qualities of language. Turato withdraws fragments from the daily chaos of information flow, from press articles, chats, subtitles and advertising messages and converts them into a concentrated, linguistic-visual network. What surrounds the artist every day streams back into her work. In this procedure she is democratic. Equally, political statements as well as Kardashian quotes can be embedded in her conglomerate. The emerging parallelism reflects a network of social relationships, marketing strategies, consumer behaviour and their own sub-jectivity. In addition to the targeted application and handling of typographic connotations, Turato also uses her own handwriting as an authoritative typographic formula. The concept plays with the romantic idea of artist's notes and the intimacy of the rehearsal of the performance. A personal, visual gesture, which is threatening to disappear in digital correspondence. Nora Turato channels the ejections of our smartphones, making the volatility of content understandable and accentuating the original power of language and the loss of that ability. She portrays an age in which language has become deformed from its informative function - based on a pool of word fragments. “Every pool mirrors not only the cultural climate and the events around the world, but also with whom I interact and how I spend my time.” (Nora Turato)