Words

        Words, or on art...

I now have one of the five artists books that I made in The Tate Gallery special archive of artists books along with all the other artists books that artists have made and The Tate Gallery have acquired and thought worthy to add through their history.

  A mutter, a whisper, a cry, a mark, a trace, a scream, a shout, something, discard, abject, assumed, sublime, critical, overlooked, a mediation, a context, a moment, a presence, a thought, of being, of absence, exuberant, joyous, bubbling, patient, resonant, saturation, quiet, suspension, political, captivating, curious, seductive, disturbing, mesmerizing, philosophical, transform, overwhelm, restless, ephemeral...
A text whose reading starts as understandable but seems to blur and twist, to become illegible out of focus to take us to some 'other', starts as illegible unreadable and twists us to shape, to thought, to thinking, to breathe, to laugh, to life, to being...
Something light, heavy, dense, gaseous, transparent, shiny, soft, hard, opaque, beautiful, mundane, mysterious, luminous, repulsive, familiar, different, attracting, glowing, insubstantial, monolithic, everyday, svelte, substantial, fluid...

An extract or two from the book I am working on. Russell Hand © ® 2003

 
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