François Rabelais enjoyed words - they romp along together with his larger than life characters. The excerpted passage (from chapter 56 of The Fourth Book of Pantagruel ) describes spoken words/sounds materialised as things. In Escapade one line extends out of the text block, across the margin and overleaf, and on through the central divides from page to page. The words’ signifying transparency, already eroded by this break from conventional print layout, is more definitely disrupted when the line reaches the folded edge of the book’s last page and collapses into disarray. To proceed the text turns around and over and retraces its course, an action in print emulated by the reader in turning over the book in their hands.
Open edition, sewn pamphlet of 8 pages in card cover, laser printed on Conqueror High White 120gsm, Colorplan Real Grey 270gsm cover. 2016.