Spain, 1994


For her graduation project entitled ‘Stressful Words’, Belén shows she has a distinct logic when approaching language… as she mentioned: an ‘estranged relationship’, two split layers between, ‘writing’ and ‘language’.

Using the criteria of kind-of-words-that-provoke-in-me[Belén]-a-stressful-feeling, Belén has compiled a long list, which keeps growing in almost every new encounter. 'Stressful Words has become an ongoing research project where Belén explores the veracity of the stressful feeling behind words through snippets from theory (of language) and examples in Literature, Typography, Culture and Art.