2012 – 2013
A interactive audio book installation containing an infinite poem. Bibliotech began as a collaboration with Susannah Pickering which was shown at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle 2012. The work consists of twenty-six book sculptures that have been variously installed into bookshelves in libraries, galleries and the disused drawing office of the Stephenson Works in Newcastle. The book sculptures are physically connected with hand-woven leads which are made from deconstructed CAT 5 cables, the networking cables that are commonly used to patch together the Internet. The infinite poem was written in collaboration with Yvette Hawkins and contains words from the titles of the books used to create the sculptures. Each version of the installation is unique an carries a version number.
Bibliotech beta – Literary And Philosophical Society, Newcastle for Late Shows, 2012.
Bibliotech v1.4 – Stephenson Works Newcastle for NE Generation Showcase, 2012.
Bibliotech v1.5 – Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London for Brass Book, 2012.
Bibliotech v1.6 – 36 Lime Street Gallery Newcastle for Ouseburn Open Studios, 2012.
Bibliotech v1.7 – Winchester School of Art for New Art of Making Books, 2013.