Friday, July 10, 2015

Hand-Bound Mirror Transcripts: 'Waiting for Godot'

Object Poem:Mirror Transcriptions:'Waiting for Godot' 

It's difficult to write any exact descriptions of  this 'bookish' project apart from recognizing that the very process has reinforced the layered absurdest nature of Beckett's play. Perhaps in terms of process it parallels the concept that underpins the outcome of the Gestalt exercise of  making a line drawing copy of any image that is inverted. The copy of an image translated from an inverted  position will often produce a more accurate proportional drawing in comparison to the image copied from its correct position. For the Gestalt theorists understanding comes from presenting the familiar through unfamiliar forms. These pages seem to sway between both. 

                                               Act 1: Mirror Translations of 'Waiting for Godot'