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Manuscript No VIII
Subject: Botany

Item date(s): 2016

Inge Hyson


Medium: Handmade paper
Size: 780 x 480 x 280
Binding: In Plexiglass display case
Edition: Unique

Type: Codex
Theme(s): Disintegration and decay.

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2017

Reference note:
The notion of disintegration is integral to my vision. Things decay and in the process a different sensibility appears - the tactility of the fractured, broken and fragmented. The fragile elements are integrated and reconstituted into an image. The artwork, Manuscript No, VIII Subject: Botany, highlights the brittle and delicate state of old manuscripts, housed in sealed, airtight containers. To the everyday spectator, the fact that pages of the old book cannot be turned and caught at a page, both intrigue and frustrate the viewer. The pages are tactile and beg to be touched, however the viewer experiences a restriction of access.

The art work consists of handmade paper pages which are sewn and glued together with a card and fabric cover. The book is covered by a Plexiglass display case.



Exhibition notes:
;‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.

FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

Curated by David Paton and Eugene Hon.

24 March - 5 May 2017



Ref: DP/17028















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