lay low & tempest

lay low & tempest

by the sea escape, escape...

 
 

 
The book is a mysterious object. Reading a book is at the same time a dual action: demystify but also profane that mystery. Readers (and I am a devoted one) do not simply assimilate, but they readjust, rewrite, and reconstruct texts and meanings. During the process they leave visible traces of their travelling through the book, such as notes, underlines, book marks, folded pages, stains, finger prints ... accumulated memories. At the end, the book will be a different object, personal marks were superimposed on the original. This moment in which the book becomes personal property and will carry forever time-impressions, was my departure point and subject of investigation. Working with second hand book copies, I dismantle them reassembling  the total amount of fragments constructing a new object.

(card box, sea salt, dry fish, text, thread)1999