FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas
Curated by Krissy Wilson, of The Art of Google Books in conjuction with The Meadow
“Public domain books belong to the public.” —Google Books
FOLDED is a collection, curation, and recontextualization of documents left folded through the Google Books digitization process. Instead of being unfolded and photographed in a way that would include the information hidden inside, they are photographed in a closed position that results in the happenstance enjambment of two or more sides of the image. This can create absurd machines from mechanical diagrams, novel topographies from scaled maps, hybrid creatures from medical illustrations, and impossible vistas from printed landscapes, among others.
November 5 - 15, 2011, by appointment
The Meadow—2858 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago IL, 60625