As We Know (Subito Press, 2014), a collaborative project by Andy Fitch and Amaranth Borsuk. As We Know "repositions erasure procedures at the origins of (rather than in response to) a published text. Here Amaranth Borsuk has taken Andy Fitch’s summer diary and reshaped 60 passages...into a new type of collective confessional/constructivist collage that brings her own voice into the text and foregrounds the tensions of authorship," according to the As We Know website.
See more images of the project at The Volta and Matter, discussion here and here, a conversation between Borsuk & Fitch here.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
From Anne Gilman's The Jolly Balance (2009, 2012), based on drawings made in a handwritten physics journal from 1918. "The Jolly Balance was a phrase I found in the original physics journal and refers to an instrument that measures specific gravity. I use it to refer to our attempt to balance all the parts of our lives on a day-to-day basis," she explains at the Center for Book Arts website, here.
Art In New York City. More here, and here. View more amazing photos of The Jolly Balance and other projects on Gilman's website.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
|the ‘Infinite Jest Project’ by Corrie Baldauf (photo by PD Rearick)|
|Infinite Jest p. 215 "Canadians"|
P.S. Baker is the founder of The Found Poetry Review -- take a peek.
|The Infinite Atlas Project|
3) The Infinite Atlas Project (2012- ), "an independent research and art project seeking to identify, place and describe every possible location in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest." Check out their site!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
|Snow Flakes (Green Chair Press, 2013)|
Susan Angebranndt's Snow Flakes (Green Chair Press, 2013), artist's book of Emily Dickinson's poem "Snow flakes." "Snow flakes." is included in Dickinson's handwritten and handbound Fascicle 80 (image below, from the amazing online Emily Dickinson Archive), ~1858.
"I liked the idea of counting snowflakes, which seems like such an impossible task," Angebranndt explains on her blog, here. Hop over for more details, and links to a free Emily Dickinson typeface. More images at Green Chair Press.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
E. M. M.'s A Little White Shadow (Brown & Gross, 1889)
Mary Ruefle's A Little White Shadow (Wave, 2006)
"A Little White Shadow, it turns out, is a book replicating—and containing—another book.... E.M.M. is Emily Malbone Morgan, a writer and philanthropist who wrote and self-published the novella A Little White Shadow, a Christian-themed inspirational tale of a young heiress summering in Italy, to raise money 'for the Benefit of a Summer Home / for Working Girls.'"
—read the rest of my essay '"Destroying' the Text to Create the Poem" over at Post45. More images of Ruefle's work are here and here. Also, check out Mary Hickman's essay "Defaced/Refaced Books: the Erasure Practices of Mary Ruefle and Jen Bervin" over at Jacket2, here.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Janet Malcolm's collage "Abyss (from the Emily Dickinson Series)", 2013, with text from Marta Werner's Emily Dickinson's Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing (University of Michigan Press, 1996).
"During the winter, spring and summer of 2013 I made collages that yoked Marta's transcriptions of the Dickinson fragments with images with images I cut out of store-bought books on astronomy," Malcolm explains in Granta, here; see more images on Slate, here.
Also, Radical Scatters: Emily Dickinson's Fragments and Related Texts, 1870-1886 (University of Michigan Press, 2000), viewable at the Dickinson Electronic Archives. Of particular interest: the images in "Mutilations: what was erased, inked over, and cut away," here.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Alastair Noble's Blake Illuminated (2002), here. Noble explains how "slots in metal pages replace the words" of William Blake's poem, "Earth's Answer" from Songs of Experience (1794). See more of Noble's wonderful sculptures here (definitely check out Zang Tumb Tumb!), read some discussion of his sculptural work here.
|Blake's own illumination of "Earth's Answer"|
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
here. View more of his work here, here, and here; watch Johanna Drucker discussing his work here, a list of exhibitions here.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Susan Porteous's The Essential Gandhi (Green Bird Press 2012). "By finding books written about Gandhi and systematically spinning each page to make a continuous paper thread, the record of his life become intertwined with the spinning process. Each spun book is wound onto an antique spool of the appropriate size and the title of each work is appropriated from the book used in its creation," she explains here. More on her website, here.
The Essential Gandhi (Vintage Books 1962, 2002)
Monday, June 3, 2013
Donna Ruff's "May 16, 2011," -- "'I like to cut away or remove parts of pages so that there is a kind of conversation between what is printed on the page and what is removed--the positive and negative space are equally important,"' she explains at The Huffington Post,here. More images here; Ruff's blog, here, and her website with more altered paper projects here. "I’m attracted to paper’s fragility and pristine beauty- yet my work involves scarring, incising, burning and puncturing its surface," here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ros Rixon's "Violence in the Art," which looks to be from John Fraser's Violence in the Arts (Cambridge UP, 1974). "I am often asked if I think of the idea before I find a book or the other way around? I tend to work both ways," Rixon explains. More altered books and sculptures on her site, here.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
|The 1950 Signet Classics edition of Conrad's Heart of Darkness|
Friday, March 22, 2013
A mixed-media miniature from Karen Green's "Tiny Stampede," here. Green explains, "I've been making this "found poetry" for years. I thought I invented it, but found out later I most definitely did not. Some of these are taken from a poetry anthology--I cut out just the first lines and spent an afternoon or two rearranging them. Then I got into a trance and cut those up and rearranged those. Trances are hard to come by these days; I am happy for those hours. And yes, "to give sorrow words", sneakily, using the words of others who tried to do the same," in an interview here (and also here).
Green's forthcoming book including similar visual/poetic work Bough Down (Siglio Press 2013), is an "unusual narrative constructed of crystalline fragments of prose interspersed with miniature collages." Some discussion of Bough Down here. See/read some images and excerpts here, here and here. More with Green here and here, a previous publication, Here/Gone (2008), here.