Wednesday, December 10, 2008
When Logan asked me if I might have any books he could have, that would ultimately be mutilated for the cause of art, my response was: "Of course not." Nonetheless, he went on to find material for his piece “For I too shall receive my letter," currently installed in the art building stairway.
Serendipitously, someone provided me a link to work from another artist who mutilates books, Brian Dettmer -- though the mutilation takes the form of a kind of x-ray excavation. If books had minds of their own (not the minds lent them by their authors), they might cough up images like those produced by Dettmer, when caught up in scrambled indexical fever dreams.