seismographies 3. bookbindings

2013, books, black wax (353 x 75,5 x 86,5 cm) /
Photo: ©Mauve Serra / Villa du Parc centre d'art contemporain, exposition "la dix-huitième place", 17 mai - 13 juillet 2013
Photo: ©Mauve Serra / Villa du Parc centre d'art contemporain, exposition "la dix-huitième place", 17 mai - 13 juillet 2013
Photo: ©Mauve Serra / Villa du Parc centre d'art contemporain, exposition "la dix-huitième place", 17 mai - 13 juillet 2013

From one end to the other, a line runs through the surface of a group of books covered with black wax. By means of a manual reproduction of a sonogram drawn directly onto the books, a line graphically evokes the sounds of a book-binding workshop. Thus, the line appears as a sort of seismography that chains together the books, while depicting the internal movements reminiscent of the process: the silent words contained therein and the sounds produced by the craftsmen during the making of the books.