omaggio a Voynich Manuscript

For this workshop inspiration were illustrations from Voynich Manuscript. Since its discovery in 1912, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has been a mystery and a cult phenomenon. Full of handwriting in an unknown language or code, the book is heavily illustrated with pictures of unusual plants. The alphabet of this language contains a combination of unfamiliar and familiar symbols, some words and abbreviations in Latin and no punctuation marks. The letters are in lower case; there aren’t any double consonants, but there are many double, triple, quadruple and even quintuple strings of vowels.

The idea was to give each participant a freedom to ”translate” the Manuscript in his own words. To draw and write the recipes, referring to contemporary ecological and social problems, in our  surrounding.

Osijek, Gallery Kazamat, 2019.