Thursday, 13 November 2008

some inscriptions (2007)

148 x 210mm, edition of 10, inkjet printed, bound by hand.

some inscriptions draws together a number of hand written inscriptions that Carson & Miller have found in their personal collections of books. This slender volume traces the interaction between those who have given a book as a gift and those who have received it, as well as the subsequent history of the book as it is passed on between families and friends or through the second-hand bookseller. Perhaps most importantly, some inscriptions re-renders the moment of inscription, of claiming a book and investing it with a meaning that goes beyond its content: the least important page becomes the most valued one.

1 comment:

Patricia & John said...

Great art & projects!! We're looking forward to updates.

P & J