Invisible (Invisibile), 1971

[…] With this projection, titled Invisible, I wanted to create an invisible artwork. The device projects a slide with the word ‘VISIBLE’ to about one metre or slightly more. The projection is uninterrupted, there are no intermediate surfaces, and the text cannot be seen because it is projected into the air. The spot of light appearing in the distance is a sort of reminder, inviting you to verify the invisible. If someone interrupts the projection with their hand or arm, for example, the word ‘VISIBLE’ appears, since the hand or the arm act as a screen and are indeed visible. The invisible is the visible that cannot be seen. Therefore, if I have created an invisible work, this has only been possible by ultimately creating a visible piece.

Giovanni Anselmo