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Lies

Douglas  Beube

1995
manipulated, found book
number 1
edition of 1

In Lies, viewers read the large cut-out letters through every page of the text block. The hollow letters both interrupt and interact with the existing printed text and photographs. Each cut-out letter is read, both on the surface of the page as well as viewed as a receding three dimensional shadow of identical letters. When the book is placed on top of a piece of black velvet cloth, the hollow letters appear to be large areas of text printed in black ink.// The cut-out words are visual sub-texts, or critical commentaries on the contents of the photography book published by Time/Life. [start of statement with "Book Burning"]

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