Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brian Dettmer: Altered Books [diskursdisko]

Brian Dettmer: Altered Books: "

Brian Dettmer erschafft ganz erstaunliche Skulpturen aus Büchern. Dabei verändert er das Buch nur, indem er hineinschneidet und freilegt, ebenso, wie es ein Bildhauer mit einem Stein tun würde — es handelt sich also keineswegs um Collagen, eher um einen kreativen Dialog mit den ursprünglichen Autoren.


In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories. My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.







(via I Heart My Art)

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