Dictance/ Dictionaries, metal bookends / 2004-2011 (ongoing)
Uneventful Autobiography, 2008/9
Book with double spine
(24 x 17.5 x 3.5 cm)
Whose book is this? Is it your book? Or is it Bruno Schulz’s book? You are using his words. This book is mine. His book is a masterpiece, this was my experiment. My story has nothing to do with his story. There’s the sense that every book every written is like this, if you use the dictionary as a starting point. This is a more limited palette, but it’s the same idea. In cutting away you are creating something. Do you see parallels to this in your fiction writing? I don’t think so. Look at is this way: There are two kinds of sculptures. There’s the kind that subtracts: Michelangelo starts with a block of marble and chips away. And then there is the kind that adds, building with clay, piling it on. The way I write novels is to keep piling on and piling on and piling on. (via Jonathan Safran Foer Talks Tree of Codes and Conceptual Art | VF Daily | Vanity Fair)
The universal warning to be quiet comes from an eye-riveting, two-story-high sculpture entitled “Shhh…Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray” created by Christian Moeller, a UCLA design | media arts professor. Composed of 3,960 books with covers in 12 shades of gray arranged on a gigantic steel bookshelf, the artwork displays the image of a woman’s face as she makes a “shhh” signal. It stands 26 feet tall and eight feet wide in the library lobby. (via Turning a new page on book art / UCLA Today)
endpapers from World Beneath the Sea, National Geographic Society, 1967
stopping off place
Seal blogis on teisigi huvitavaid raaamtuid.
Book Buildings by Katja Mater. She has 3 other projects about books: Cumulus, Remissions and Summaries.
The Idiot, 2009 (Artist’s Book)
In this artist’s book, Belgian artist Kris Martin has written out the entirety of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, substituting his own name for that of the book’s hero, Myshkin, in an extreme act of adulation and identification with Myshkin’s desire for spiritual transformation.
(Paperback,1496 pages, text in English)
Softcover, 120 x 180mm (4.7 x 7 inches)32 pages, b/w offsetISBN: 978-91-86269-05-0
First EditionPrinted in an edition of 300 copies,numbered, stamped and signedPrinted in Sweden
In the limited edition series A day in the life of… photographers are portraying a day in their lives, fiction as non-fiction. The fourth publication in this monthly series is completed by Stockholm based artist Jenny Källman where she assembled pictures of young peoples everyday lives. She blends documentary shots of the social games of the street with more or less pre-arranged scenes.
Published by Ivory Press