Via La boite verte
Written by Laura Gonzalez
Cara Barer’s book project has a lot to do with chance and experimentation. A random encounter with an old phone book was the primary inspiration and after that, more than seven years ago, she began the search for more books and methods to change their appearance. Their size, type of paper and sometimes contents guide her work. Her Windows 95 book had a new shape and purpose after soaking for a few hours in the bathtub but New Century Dictionary of the English Language, which she considers a little treasure, was saved from taking on a new form.
Symbolizing the overload of information in our lives, these time capsules offer a way to preserve the printed word on paper and raise questions about the future of books and the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain knowledge. Attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography, she makes clear no important books were injured for this project. Nice way to celebrate World Book Day, today.
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
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May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
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