Inspired by the writing of Maurice Blanchot, Unwritten is made from the pages of Blanchot’s The Book to Come, a collection of critical essays interrogating the future of the book and the ineffable impulse to write. Drawing in part upon the classical mythology of the cicada as the voice of dead poets mourning the poems they never wrote in life, the work echoes the dual questions of im/possibility and im/mortality that haunt Blanchot’s writing and lie at the core of the creative process itself.
2012, photographed by Thomas Blanchard
hand-cut found book (Maurice Blanchot, The Book to Come), glue, stainless steel pins
50.5” x 63”