Falling Volume

Edmond Jabes’ last act was to drop the book he was reading. The late Egyptian-Jewish poet believed that “making a book could mean exchanging the void of writing for writing the void.”

Witness and body, breath and bread, field and ground, for Jabes the book was all of these. “This portion of dark where the light wears thin.”

Falling Volume follows Jabes' obsession with the place of the book and the space of the page. Testing for resistance, it seeks the beyond of the book.

Combining eye and hand, page and screen, flyleaves from Jabes' The Book of Shares have been manipulated during scanning, in order to explore that which supports and enables the word.

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