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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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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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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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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