The inversion of signs and signals in our lives has the potential to create great confusion. What if tomorrow a red traffic light meant “GO” rather than “STOP”? The world may not end but there would certainly be widespread confusion ! When the meaning that is associated with commonly known signs and signals is upset and reversed then there is the potential for disconnection, dislocation and chaos.
Oscar Capezio examines these themes in his exhibition The Signal Is The Message which examines the relationship between signals and the viewer. In describing the work for this exhibition, Oscar is cryptic. It is up to the audience through their own participation, to decipher the work as he states, “I want to say… exactly what I am trying to tell you”.