Pbox, 2004
10 Plexiglas boxes with poetry
Dimensions variable

Pbox is an installation made of 10 transparent Plexiglas boxes containing very small printed poems written by the artist. The poems are shown through a built-in magnifying glass placed on the top of each box. All the boxes are fixed on a wall.

Pbox employs a technique to read and experience poetry which has been present in previous works of Merhi, such as Micrologos (2000) and Telepoesis (2002). All the ‘short’ poems, written using lower case letters in English, Spanish, and Italian, reveal a deep existential preoccupation linked to the poet’s occupation, e.g.: “we have to prevent / another poem / before it becomes / too late”.

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