Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Slices of book

Slicing the text
Here’s one from Geoffrey Rockwell’s photoset entitled “Text in the machine”. He poses the questions: “What if we treat pages as matter? What if we paste pages together and then carve, saw, sand and drill them like wood?” This is a kind of deconstruction Derrida never imagined when he wrote: “the form of the book is now going through a period of general upheaval […]…one cannot tamper with it without disturbing everything else…” (1997:3). Ah well, it’s all disturbed now (thanks Geoffrey).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Dear Guy
    you might like Sue Blackwells cut out book sculptures - see

    Your have actually inspired me to start another blog.


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