A Useful Instruction
On How to Nail A Book Down

Installation, 2022

The installation A Useful Instruction On How to Nail A Book Down is a tongue-in-cheek demonstration of how meaning is generated between the interplay of presence and absence, signifier and signified. Six pages from Jorge Borges’ Other Inquisitions are teared up and replaced by various objects in the absence of the written words. The missing pages, the objects hidden in the balloons, the nailed and unflippable book, all these together form a labyrinth of the infinite long chain of meanings which continue to defer and expand. In the book, Borges wrote about a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.

book, bright nails, balloons, bubblegum, broken porcelain, bee pollen powder, bullets, berries, ben’s fishing line, box of tin.

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