Human Touch

This book contains a collection of scans made by Google Books. While turning the page a accidental scan was made and now shows an unexpected human touch of Google.

28/07/2010 at 11:42 am
collecting,fragmenting
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For Quick Readers

The book that disappears – a book which turns black and therefore invisible within 20 minutes of opening it. Fantastic project!

21/07/2010 at 7:50 am
re-writing,score
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Book Instruction 2

Instruction
Roald Hoffmann
2002

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15/07/2010 at 10:30 pm
disseminating,score
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Sigurdur Gudmundsson

Reading The Libraries of Thought
and Imagination: An Anthology of Bookshelves
by Alex Finlay and Colin Sackett I came across the fantastic work of Sigurdur Gudmundsson.

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15/07/2010 at 10:25 pm
gazing,hesitating
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Book Instruction 1

XXL Color Books
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
2001

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28/06/2010 at 5:36 pm
disseminating,score
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Urban : Reading

See me reading Kurt Schwitters ‘Eile is des Witzes Weile’ on a tree in Valencia.

28/06/2010 at 5:20 pm
reading
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The Sleeved Blanket

Do you ever have cold arms or hands when reading in bed? Andrea Ayala Closa developed a sleeved blanket for Happiness In Bed.

21/04/2010 at 4:46 pm
gazing
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Rodney Graham. Through the Forest

The title of the show Trough the Forest is taken from an English translation of the story Lenz by the German Romantic author Georg Büchner. Reading this translation Rodney Graham discovered a repetition of the sentence ‘Through the forest’ from one page to another.

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14/03/2010 at 11:25 am
deranging,fragmenting,re-writing
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The Malady of Writing

The Malady of Writing – A project on text and speculative imagination is an exhibition presented at the MACBA Study Center of a collection of books, opuscula, pamphlets and single pages written by artists.

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13/03/2010 at 11:18 pm
collecting,writing
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Traducing Ruddle

Traducing Ruddle is the fifth in a series of ‘fake’ newspapers by Mark Manders. Using a nonsensical combination of English words, Traducing Ruddle creates a pretense of legibility that dissolves upon closer inspection.

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14/02/2010 at 11:09 pm
writing
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The Billboard Book Project

The Billboard Book book by Jonathan Monk harks back to other times. It is fabricated from the billboard project announcing its publication. It refers to itself in the natty text that Monk devised, invoking every last piece of technical detail constituting its manufacture.

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12/02/2010 at 7:45 pm
re-writing,writing
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GAGARIN The Artists in their Own Words

Gargarin is an international periodical publishing special and unpublished writings by artists. The editorial layout is based on John Baldessari’s quote ‘Talking about art simply is not art. Talk can be art, but then it is not talking about art’.

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03/01/2010 at 9:08 pm
disseminating,writing
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Urban : Reading
16/12/2009 at 9:54 am
re-writing,reading
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There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World

Installation artist Chris Cobb’s There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World involved re-classifying the books at San Francisco’s Mission District’s Adobe Books by colour. Together with a team of 16 volunteers he spent an entire night re-arranging all the 20000 books to create a continuous spectrum. that the artist has neither added nor taken away anything in the bookstore, but merely re-arranged what was already there.

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13/12/2009 at 11:32 am
arranging,deranging,fragmenting
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For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there

The group exhibition and catalogue For the Blind Man in the Dark Room Looking for the Black Cat That Isn’t There celebrates the experience of curiosity and speculation as a form of knowledge.

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12/12/2009 at 9:14 pm
fragmenting,gazing,re-writing
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Zeigen

In the exhibition Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, conceptual artist Karin Sander brings together works by 566 Berlin-based artists at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. The project surprises the visitor with a seemingly empty exhibition space.

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12/12/2009 at 9:03 pm
fragmenting,gazing,re-writing
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Book Cell

In 2006, on a trip to Lisbon, I stumbled across Book Cell , a piece by Matej Kren, exhibited in the Centro de Arte Moderna. He piled up thousands of books, creating an architectonic structure where we are invited to step inside.

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07/12/2009 at 4:41 pm
arranging,collecting,deranging
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The Infinite Library

In The Infinite Library “the book objects (…) are each made from pages of existing books removed from their bindings and rebound as one.

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05/12/2009 at 12:29 am
deranging,fragmenting,re-writing
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The London Paper Library

The London Paper Library was a one-day circulating library on the Circle Line. Prompted by the end of the London paper, the idea was to replace the free newspaper with books.

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04/12/2009 at 12:26 pm
deranging,disseminating
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Chicago Underground Library

The Chicago Underground Library is new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media.



The Reanimation Library

The Reanimation Library hosts a collection of books fallen out of mainstream circulation. Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop sales and throw-away piles across the country.

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The Underground Library

Books published by the Underground Library in New York have a unique way of distribution and circulation. Once read, members of the library sign and pass the book to someone who they think will like it. This cycle repeats itself indefinitely.


03/12/2009 at 12:33 pm
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The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books

The exhibition The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books at Kaleid editions references the Dada artist Johannes Baader’s text and collage tower installation Das Grosse Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama.

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02/12/2009 at 11:13 am
gazing,re-writing
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The may-be of Hesitation

“Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.”
Franz Kafka,
Diary, January 24, 1922

01/12/2009 at 10:39 pm
hesitating,writing
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Lost Words

… on the way to Hackney Wick on a Sunday morning …

01/12/2009 at 10:38 am
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Fallen Books

Fallen Books, a project by Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S Davidson, brings together images of toppled books housed in seismically active libraries.

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Buchstaben Museum

The Buchstaben Museum is an entire museum dedicated to the preservation of letters and characters, industrial signs old and new.

01/12/2009 at 1:32 am
collecting
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