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Re: book or sculpture? Another comment
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- Subject: Re: book or sculpture? Another comment
- From: Seko Julia <sekoj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 09:32:42 -0700
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But does the artist intend for the book to be opened and read? I think
one should be able to go _into_ books--read them, turn pages, unfold
them, flip tabs, ooh at images, try to figure out how to put the
blasted thing back together again--not just ponder whether or not it's
supposed to be opened. I guess I would consider the piece a clever
comment on books but not really a book itself.
Just my two cents.
On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Claudia Stall wrote:
> Could it be a book-in-waiting? ;) I guess it will be a book when it is
> capable of being read.
> Boy, this gets tangled up! Great discussion.
> C. Stall
> At 05:31 PM 03/09/1998 -0500, you wrote:
> >>>This discuss brings to mind an art piece done by Mary Scott from Calgary,
> >>>Alberta Canada that always intrigued me.
> >>>She wrote a narration on several pages using a syringe filled with paint.
> >>>With this method she created a stack of sheets measuring about 4 inches by
> >>>5 inchs and about 1 1/2 inches thick. The stack was bound by jute, package
> >>>style with a bow on top so that the contents could not be read, only the
> >>>top sheet. >>Colette Vosberg