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April-May 2003

BOOK-ish - Ross Gibsons' Seven Versions of an Australian Badland
Andrew Murphie and John Potts, Culture and Technology
Tofts, Jonson and Cavallaro, Prefiguring Cyberculture
Paul Carter, Repressed Spaces
Geert Lovink, Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia
Christos Tsiolkas, The Devil's Playground
Gins and Arakawa, Architectural Body


Nicholas Jones, Book in Flight, folded book, 2002, photographer Paul Batt, exhibited in Open Bench, Craft Victoria, May 2002.

The artist writes that he “followed his medical surgeon father’s footsteps when he took the scalpel as his instrument, but instead of dissecting anatomy, [his] invasive surgery is performed on books—he is a book surgeon. ...[He] carves into the pages of books to sculpt shapes that fan out like Chinese lanterns. He folds pages and re-sews them into new forms to demonstrate how the book as we know it is just one means of organising printed pages.”

His work has been seen at Project Space Gallery, RMIT, Baillieu Library foyer, Westspace Gallery and Bendigo Art Gallery. The State Library of Victoria holds a private collection of his sculptures

See Kevin Murray on Jones and the issue of craft versus design.

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