Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Dissection: Brian Dettmer

This artist from Chicago takes surgery to a whole new level. He manipulates the pages and spines of different books and then dissects them by using surgical instruments. The catch? He doesn't add anything new...he just removes parts of the book in order to expose what's already there. In an era where information is showed in digital formats in real time and it can be accessed by clicking rather than turning pages, this books show a new way of interaction with the traditional medias. It is also a way to reveal -or build- new stories out of old ones. 
"My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception" Brian Dettmer.
For your dissection coffe table: Brian Dettmer.

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