Unbinding the Book

Jotta
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  1. Callum Copley

    Callum Copley’s background is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in graphic design.

    His project for Unbinding The Book was initially inspired by watching a couple reading separate books to one another. Wondering whether or not the reading experience could be shared, he set out to redesign a short story by Edgar Allen Poe called The Man Of The Crowd. Designed to be read by two people simultaneously, the readers must exchange information in order to understand the narrative of the story. For example, whilst one viewer may be given one page of text, another may only have an image. All images are photographs by Copley, bringing the narrative into a more modern context, and one that relates directly to the artist himself.

    Below are some test-prints:

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  2. Helen Schell

    Schell specialises in art and education projects about space exploration and the science of the cosmos. These include large installation and experimental books that incorporate light-reactive smart materials and optical illusions that to express the way in which space alters our perspectives. Whilst her books cannot be leafed through in the traditional sense, she uses the idea of the book as a way to display a number of unique artworks that are tied to each other, both physically and metaphorically. For Unbinding The Book, her she will create a large-scale book about the moon that will incorporate paintings that bear a modernist influence.

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