What attracts you to the form of the book as a vehicle for ideas and a tool for experimentation?
I think the book form is another thing that eases my anxiety about permanence and singularity. A book as an art object is nice because it allows me to build an idea through many associations and use a sequence of images and textures to bring a visual idea together.
This process came out of our process for making the Underscore Quarterly
publication. The issues would work as a call-and response between the editors and different collaborators brought in for each issue; topics ranged from simple visual ideas (Sea, Musical Notation), to vast sociopolitical concepts (Violence, Societal Oppression, Land Division).
The books I make of my own work revolve around single ideas that have been at the centre of my exploration during a long period of time. The books all ruminate on ideas about perception and psychology. My first book, The Patio, The Small Room, The Long Walk, is an attempt to reconstruct a dream. I made collages out of found imagery to reconstruct the three stages of my dream, drawing from the collective subconscious on the internet to reconstruct my own.
The second book, Body, deals with attempting to locate the body and understand physical disassociation people commonly experience. A lot of the text in this book is taken from anonymous YouTube comments and trolling behaviours online, body disassociations. The imagery deals with sensations like pain, pleasure and hallucination, moments when the body is the central focus.