Jo Howe

Fellowship:  November 2008 – November 2012 The Forge, Digswell

Media: Book Sculpture

Reading is an act of co-authorship. When you pick up a book and read it, what you bring to that process is your own personal history. This is the filter through which we perceive language and by which we forge connections. My use of the book as sculptural object playfully reworks its formal components allowing the ‘reader’ to experience something altogether new. I obstruct the original narrative in order to afford the reader of the artwork minimal linguistic stimulus. In essence this simplifies, clarifies and quietens interaction so that the reader’s response can be heard.

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