Thursday, May 13, 2010

Alexander Korzer-Robinson Book Sculptures

Alexander Korzer-Robinson is an artist from Berlin now living in Bristol. Drawing from a background in psychology, his art practice focuses on the notion of the “inner landscape”.

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book.

As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.
As we remember the books from our own past, certain fragments remain with us while others fade away over time – phrases and passages, mental images we created, the way the stories made us feel and the thoughts they inspired.

In our memory we create a new narrative out of those fragments, sometimes moving far away from the original content.

Through the artistic work, these books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.


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