I have designed a 206 page, staple bound, 5-1/2 x 8" book which I have printed 20 copies of for a xerography exhibition titled 10-22-38 Astoria at Fictilis, an artist-ran curatorial project in Seattle. I need your help to print 300 more, which I will distribute to several small bookstores, libraries and at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment.
In this book, I have memorialized the gestures of distracted clerical workers, myself included, who have inadvertently inserted ourselves into the historical archive as embodied mistakes --disrupting the seamless translation of public domain texts into digital commodities as we insert our fingers into the margins. During breaks in my work at a library I've scanned a 1901 version of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "In Memoriam" and inserted a parallel message in American Sign Language. This finger spelling interprets notes of encouragement, taken from the Tennyson poem and Naomi Klein's address to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
To view more pages of the book, please go here
Thank you for checking this project out, and please be sure to review the prizes I'm giving away in exchange for your helpful contributions.
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