Paper Dreamland

by - April 29, 2012

Normalerweise ließt man Bücher. Das reicht Su Blackwell aber nicht. Sie schneidet mit einem Skalpell kleine Wunder aus ihren Büchern und macht somit deren magische Seele sichtbar. Long & Ryle, von der Long & Ryle Gallery London, die die Werke der Künstlerin vetreiben, beschreiben die Arbeit der Bibliophilen so:

"Using a scalpel she cuts and glues the pages of books to create miniature dioramas glowing with lights in wood and glass boxes, like Victorian relics found in a museum of intrigue. She finds her books - or rather lets them find her - by trawling through second-hand book shops. She always reads the book first and this in turn inspires the work. Some of the books that come into the artist's possession sit on her shelf for months and months. The books themselves, their histories and stories, also interest her. They hold in their pages a record of their past events, as physical objects, their damage, such as frays and stains, makes our relationship with the contents immediate and visceral, and in turn tells another story." 

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