The exhibition “Bookish: When Books Become Art” at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC in Cork opened last night.
My favourite piece in the show is John Latham’s film which shows every page of the Enclyopedia Brittanica at high speed. The text has a strange, rythmic pulsing quality that appears animated and images flash up intermittently.
I also particularly enjoyed the sculpture by Jonathan Callan which is similar to the one pictured below:
My own contribution to the show consists of three wooden tables with objects that were found between the pages of books in the UCC library. The work also includes a video which presents a letter written in 1979 and a song by Joan Baez the handwritten lyrics to which I found in a book.