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

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