Throwing the First Stone

Eli Cortiñas

Eli Cortiñas presents two instructions that convey their message through the superimposition of images and texts. The graphic elements of the text, such as its arrangement, cropping of the photographs, and the front, contribute to questioning the language. The way the images have been cut and pasted participate in mental associations that influence the understanding of the instruction, the texts clearly inviting one to try new experiences. In "Throwing The First Stone," she goes further by proposing to imagine becoming an object and thinking about its feelings. Whether with another being or with an inanimate body, the instructions provoke not only communication and empathy, but also questioning anthropocentrism, the architecture of our thinking and the conventional codes of language.

  • Throwing the First Stone

    Eli Cortiñas, Throwing the First Stone, artist's instruction, 2021