lines

 

Lines (2012) is composed of handwritten, hand-cut larger than life lines from an essay by French Literary Theorist Maurice Blanchot entitled “Reading.” It is a riddle of sorts:  “What is a book that no one reads?  Something that is not yet written.”  It can also be read as a taunt or a procrastination.  The repetition of the lines, the material crafting of the work, becomes a proxy standing in for the thing itself (the book left unread or unwritten).

 

Lines
Lines

Lines, screenprint on kozuke washi, Indian ink, glue, paper clips ed. 1/1, variable dimensions 2012, photographed by Thomas Blanchard

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Lines
Lines

screenprint on kozuke washi, Indian ink, glue, paper clips ed. 1/1, variable dimensions 2012, photographed by Thomas Blanchard

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Lines
Lines

screenprint on kozuke washi, Indian ink, glue, paper clips ed. 1/1, variable dimensions 2012, photographed by Thomas Blanchard

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Lines
Lines

screenprint on kozuke washi, Indian ink, glue, paper clips ed. 1/1, variable dimensions 2012, photographed by Thomas Blanchard

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