Lingua Vitrum Reductionem
By Jesus Borrego Gil
“By this art you may contemplate the variation of the 23 letters...”- Jorge Luis Borges
Here we have two statues, one of a man, the other of a woman. The heads have been replaced with optical glasses: One glass magnifies all details, the other minimizes, making everything behind it very small and far away. Centered between these, as would be the earth when in syzygy34 with the moon and the sun is a glass hemisphere filled with twenty three orthographical symbols submerged in a glycerin bath.
Amid the random jumbles and incoherencies in this Alphabet Soup reside - All Possible Words - Every Conceivable Sentence - In All Possible Books - In Every Imaginable Language.35
Visitors are invited to ask the oracle any question; any riddle, foretell the future or even to reveal the purpose of the machine itself.95