Bibliography, 2009

Building thematically on works from earlier series, Bibliography (2009), further explores the scanner’s visual language established by The Grandfather Paradox: Parallel (2008). An unmodified scanner is used as the image capturing device, pushing the limits of what the scanner can see while continuing to further explore the concepts of capturing, collecting, typology, record keeping and the archive that the scanning process seems to conjure up. These works are an examination of books as sculptural objects: the shape of the books, textures, their worn used edges as graphical elements. Books are symbolic of all gathered human knowledge, the power of the written word, democratic distribution of knowledge and humanity’s potential. In keeping with the notion of archive, of which photography in general is so inextricably linked, the titles of the works are based on call numbers from the Dewey Decibel system used to catalog library books. If one were to compare the title of one of these works to the list of book classification numbers, there would be a thematic link.

910
910
Untitled
Untitled
598
598
539
539
Untitled Book Stack #2
Untitled Book Stack #2
Untitled Book Stack #1
Untitled Book Stack #1
796
796
591
591
Open Book
Open Book
069
069
155
155
752
752
794
794
139
139
711
711
720
720
727
727
621
621
028
028
914
914
014
014
535
535
701
701
624
624
591
591
753
753
590
590
858
858