I wanted to read these books but I decided to do otherwise...
Drawing theory, various titles
19 books, words read = zero
Instead of reading I made alternate book covers
|Drawing of a book cover - part of the series of book cover drawings produced for Library Interventions, an exhibition at Leeds College of Art library, 2015|
|These covers remain on the books and have been re-shelved in the library for permanent use|
Matter and Memory by Henri Bergson, loaned from the British Library. Used to lean on while drawing. Words read = zero
Instead of reading, I used the books to lean on while drawing
|Matter and Memory: as workstation|
The historic debates of the 1930s between Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukács, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Borrowed from the library for 2 months, used only to lean on when drawing. Words read = zero
|Aesthetics and Politics: as workstation|
Live Theory by Slavoj Zizec. Words read = zero
|Live Theory: as workstation|
An ongoing project where I re-type Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Currently the project stands at:
|Graphite on paper|
total editing time: 612 minutes
I have circled individual letters, in order, to spell out A Brief History of Time as a way of suggesting planetary orbits or as a way of suggesting Carbon compounds.
The Nabokov Papers: 29.
When Vladimir Nabokov was a Professor at Cornell University the main principle of his lectures was to convey the idea that novels should not aim to teach and readers should not empathise with characters. Readers should aim for a 'higher' aesthetic enjoyment by paying attention to details of style and structure.
This book attempts to: 'Make notes on the number three' in The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
Buy this book THE METAMORPHOSIS by (Helen Frank) | Make Your Own Book
(Film, installation view and documentation of Film of a flip book of a film of a flip book ad infinitum. Installation, projected film loop onto office paper). Watch here Vimeo