Both of these works are A3 size and show the entire text of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. On the left the text is shredded and reassembled in a chaotic tangled mass of words: my feeling about Joyce's original. On the right the text is condensed and screen-printed on paper.
Exhibited at: 'Alphabeater', Megalo Print Studio +Gallery, Canberra 2009; 'Paper Works' Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, 2010; 'Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex' Creative Arts Workshop, Connecticut, USA, 2010; 'Books Beyond Words', East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2011. Southern Cross University Artists' Book Award 2011. MADA Gallery Melbourne, 2013. There are two of these; one is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Photo by Stuart Hay ANU Photography.
The gadget: a '20-hole paper strip musical mechanism'. Voice data translated into marks on a 10 metre long paper strip and punched with holes to function like pianola roll in the musical mechanism. Exhibited at: 'Alphabeater', Megalo Print Studio +Gallery, Canberra 2009; 'Mechanical Poetry', Gaffa Gallery, Sydney 2010; 'Paper Works' Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, 2010; Ex Libris Awards, Mackay, 2010; '100% Books', Canberra 2013.