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through defined depths
concertina book with pages of different depths in a hard board cover
2011

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The book is an exploration into reading or rather the reader's relationship with the book. The book is essentially an object that draws upon two spaces. The inner space of the book and the outer space that consists of everything that is not on the page. In reading you navigate these two spaces continually. Entering into the book only to come out again at the turn of a page. The aim of the book here is to draw you in through the reading of it, only to be pulled back out again by the physical nature of the page. One word on each page defines the rhythm and the depth you read into. Shorter words being quicker to read don't have such a draw into the book whereas longer words do. What becomes apparent is a sense of pace when reading dictated partially by the physical nature of the page but essentially by the language itself

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