Turning Pages

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Video, (2015).

It was the daily gesture of turning pages with a little help of some spit on the finger, that resulted into this video, which shows me gently drawing circles with my wet finger on the right top corner of a blank page, rubbing the spit into the paper structure, making it soft and thin, until it almost cracks. Then turning the page over, discovering that the rubbing left a tiny stain on the next page, as if it insists you continue doing this until you finish the book. The blank book for notes is without function now. It is merely an device that binds the pages together, allowing this physical encounter to last for almost an hour.

This video was presented at Code Rood @ Buitenplaats Koningsweg in Arnhem, in May 2015.