Monday, April 17, 2006

book altering

Interesting concept at altered books.

“The Idea. Cut the bindings off of books found at a used book store. Find poems in the pages by the process of obliteration. Put pages in the mail and send them all around the world. Lather, rinse, repeat. This site is a chronicle of a very specific set of collaborations between the artists … working on the titles ...”

Book alterers I noted on the site include: Sheila E. Murphy, John M. Bennett, Donna Kuhn, Kristen McQuillin, Geof Huth, Jim Leftwich.

Beware, the site takes absolute ages to download but it's worth it. Take a coffee break and come back for a squizz.

Not sure if I would have time for doing such a thing at the mo', but it sparks ideas in what's left of the little grey cells.

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