It’s All About Books
Exhibition for The Cregan Library, St. Patricks Campus, DCU, 2019
This exhibition looks at the role of books in our culture: the book as artefact, object, document, resource, entertainment, concept etc. The works engage with the materiality of books, also with aspects of their history and future in a technology driven world. In Black Book, text and margins are inked to total blackness, while Unwritten offers a shelf of white blanks. Works such as; Ghost, The Life and Death of the Author, Murder Mystery, explore points of intersection between writer and reader, reader and fellow reader. Staging the exhibition in a library created a parallel context for the works. Included were; seven pieces presented on plinths, a moving image dialogue shown on an IPad, a transparent work in a light box, and an opening night performance which transformed into an installation for the duration of the exhibition.