Marks | 2011Gold reflective ACP, red LED bulbs, orthographic signs. 1.9m x 2.5mHeadquarters of French Communist Party, 2, Place du Colonel Fabien| Paris“Raqs Media Collective” | K21 | Dusseldorf“Marks” offers a luminous typographic annotation to the political imagination. The illuminated shapes produced by the array of red light bulbs suggest an arresting configuration of orthographic devices – a question mark and an indignation point – that couple to form an echo of the hammer & sickle sign. The work bathes the entrance to the foyer in red light, and finds itself reflected on many of the surfaces that surround it. By having orthographic marks perform the hammer & sickle sign, “Marks” (a play on the name Marx) reiterates and celebrates the legacy of asking questions, casting challenges, and articulating deeply felt human desires.