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Extracts of Alice

Artwork date(s): 2010

Gordon Froud

Medium: Found text and images reworked and edited
Measurements: 120mm x 120mm x 120mm
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: The artist

Reference noteThe artist states:

'A version of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published in 1958 by Splendor Books and illustrated by MAJARA has been the victim of interaction or intervention resulting in two 'new' versions of the original publication.'

For this book:

'[T]he largest circular pages from the Holey Book of Alice were used. These were shuffled, centrally pierced and threaded through a steel cable forming a circle. The pages can be moved on this circle (thus paged) but are only snippets of the original and are thus not a complete narrative. Each page is a circular byte of the original text and image, forcing the viewer to try and make connections through random clues - the object becomes a sculpture with the book as the medium.'

Exhibition notesIncluded on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP10/53

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