Library is a series in which the artist writes singular chapters or the complete text of various literary works, word for word, on individual grains of rice. Housed in etched acrylic cases that mimic old library cards, Library reinterprets the library as a potent repository of knowledge. The laborious act of transcribing the texts is akin to a manic, meditative type of performance art that signals a charged state of intimacy. Like poetry when it is recited, the words take on new context and meaning.
Press release courtesy La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach.