A Certain Word


A Certain Word, view of the installation at the Martine Aboucaya gallery, 2018
Adam's knowledge, engraved text, 2018
A Certain Word, Martine Aboucaya gallery, 2018

A Certain Word is the result of a performance, undertaken by Judith Deschamps in the summer of 2018. It consisted of chewing the book Causae et Curae (causes and cures) by Hildegard Von Bingen, in its original version. The 525 paragraphs composing Hildegard's text have been regurgitated to form 525 entities. They evoke the Adam's apple, a symbol of the original sin, and a vital element in the explanation of the world by Hildegard.