A book is something that requires both imagination and tactility. To grasp its content you have to touch it, and with all your knowledge and imagination you have to follow the letters, words, sentences… But what happens when the there are no letters? When there is only a shape which you habitually expect to tell you something, a story perhaps? What is the message when the experience is only visual, when there are no letters whatsoever? Which language do we speak then? Does the familiar shape alone have the power to establish universal communication?
This project is an attempt at entering a new sphere of “reading“. Characteristically, it does not treat the content of the book as a starting point for interpretation. Instead it perceives and presents the book as an art object which affects with visual means and signs the perception of the “reader“, opening space for him to grasp and work out the content on his own terms.
2008, Darka Radosavljević, art historian