shredded off the grid
Shredded: Off the Grid Site Specific Installation for the two entrance windows at the Mid Manhattan Public Library, 5th Avenue and 40th Street, May-June 2012. __More Info__
Collected with the precision of a forensic scientist and with the patience of a librarian, paper stripes emerge from my discarded and shredded documents, notes and paper artworks, refusing to obey the old authority, they reinvent their own narrative, their own order out of the refuse's chaos. In the case of "Shredded: Off The Grid", a specific project for the Midtown New York Public Library, I solely use the Library's publication "Now", redistributing its content with shredded paper loops stitched onto a light fabric drape. In these, the grid melts into a continuous and natural stream, such as the flow of people moving inside public spaces or, as the flow of the eye restlessly looking, scanning, reading through visual profusion and, beyond bar-codes, the structural secrecy of the digital age. What is the future of the "library" as a physical public space? This project is an homage to the sensuality of paper, to the text as object, at a time where the digital offers us access to almost every possible thought, suppressing-denying-making obsolete 3 out of 5 of our sensory “devices”.
Shredded: Off the Grid 1, shredded paper from NOW the Library magazine, hand stitched on cotton fabric, w22" x h74". Full and detail views.
Shredded: Off the Grid 1 & 2, Site Specific Installation at the Mid Manhattan Public Library, "An Artist dialogue" event. More Info