Friday, September 26, 2008
Reminds me of Borges' story "The Library of Babel"
Nina Katchadourian has struck upon an interesting idea. Take book titles and attempt to turn them into stories/poems. I imagine Nina walking around her local Borders, stealthily pulling random titles from the shelves and stacking them as inconspicuously as possible in a lightly trafficked corner of the store. She pulls out her camera, snaps the photos, and slinks away--leaving the stack of books to be reshelved by some poor Borders employee.
Ah, but it's all for art. So it must be worth it.
The spine poem above is, I think, the best of the lot.