A book is a mechanism of moving parts designed to deliver a story: a beginning, a winding middle, a close. The books in this series tell a story of mystery and surprise; they beg to be held and then uncovered. Text won’t be found in most of these, but each will offer a tiny adventure and reveal new ways to experience familiar forms.
The book objects in this series are sewn together or shaped in a nontraditional way: a book with 4 spines, a book whose binding makes a full loop, a book whose ratio is 1:20. Each provides a new kind of book story.
A book is a poem.
An online and physical survey/group show of text-based physical artworks by TheVERSEverse in partnership with L'Avant Galerie and Librairie Métamorphoses.
This is Part 2 of an exhibition. Part 1 "Poème Objkt", a conversation between poetry and the visual arts brought to life through the liminal play of the physical and the digital, opened in October 2022 at L’Avant Galerie Vossen.
2023 Crypto Art Award Shortlist, The Lumen Prize.