Unbinding the Book

Jotta
Blurb
#unbindingthebook
  1. Carlin Brown

    Carlin Brown works predominantly as a digital artist. Using digital media, Brown is capable of manipulating representations of reality into something artificial, or in some cases, hyper-real. For this project, using digital techniques such as web coding, computer graphics, and screen captures as well as incorporating lenticular prints and acetate Brown will bring the online experience into book form.

    Recontextualising these web artefacts into the pages of a book describes and challenges the way the Internet has begun to take over the offline experience. The implied narrative of my project follows the artist’s struggle between the compulsive desire to stay digitally connected, and the inherent allure of analog techniques. Brown will also create an e-book equivalent of her physical book, creating parallels and distinctions between the two formats.

    1

     

    2

    3

     

    4

     

    5

     

  2. Magz Hall

    Artist and co-founder of Radio Arts, Magz Hall works predominantly with radio, exploring its potential outside of conventional settings. Using radio installations, broadcasts and public actions Hall seeks to consider alternative futures for the analogue FM radio spectrum.
    For Unbinding The Book, Hall will create a ‘book-radio’, which will transmit the words contained into an eternal loop. It cannot be conventionally read, rather the listener must tune to the right frequency in order to access it’s content. The text itself will be ‘Spiritual Radio’, initially published in 1925. This text sets out cleric and radio enthusiast Archbishop F.H. du Vernet’s vision of the nascent technology as a spiritually-charged electrical force capable of mediating human sensibilities and the transcendent will of God in a text that is by turns visionary and often absurd in the bathetic disjuncture between spiritual promise and quotidian reality.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    3

    4

    5