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Natural stone 249 kg, stone carving, yellow paint for road marking
54 x 72 x 49 cm

Unicode SMILE
Smiling face with an open mouth
Unicode Number: U+1F603
HTML code: 😃

The work represents a stone weighing about 249 kg converted into one of the Unicode characters. The stone is painted yellow with road marking paint. This work on new archaeology is designed to send a message to eternity in a form of a trivial digital symbol of our times. In general, I am interested in the digitalization of such symbols and their current semantic meaning; the relationship between a symbol and its meaning is very arbitrary. And it is always questionable if the right character is used. This symbol is supposed to mean admiration and joy, but is it really that simple?

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