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The life and theories of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein inspired this sequence of screenprints. Each print includes quotations from Wittgenstein's own writings or passages from a biography. The collages of fragmented images relate to these texts. Paolozzi has described the prints as 'a kind of combined autobiography'. His Italian background led him to identify with Wittgenstein as 'a foreigner in England', who shared an interest in engineering and a love of cinema. He has also drawn parallels between Wittgenstein's theories of language and his own artistic practice.
Gallery label, August 2004
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