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The Book Physical


Darron Davies


Gallery 4

8 - 19 June 2016

Opening Wednesday 8 June, 6.30-8pm

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In The Book Physical, I explore the book as a physical item, an entity with its own texture and shape.

Partly a celebration of the physicality of the book in an age where texts are increasingly becoming digitised and abstracted, this project investigates the book from a sensuous perspective; objects that can be touched, that tear, where pages are indented by letterpress or written annotations, where binding has a form, a leathery animalistic quality where pages have a sharpness and a delicacy, where metaphors can be found: pages like mountains, wings or valleys, pages that have a mystery and an emotion.

The Book Physical utilises macro photography to explore the subtle texture of books and, in particular, through an incredible narrow depth of field, to find new meanings and poetics that echo the content, meaning and the sensuousness of books.



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