These works are both A3 size and contain 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 reflecting my sensation when I encountered Finnegans Wake. On the right the text is condensed and screen-printed on paper, in response to a comment of Joyce that if Dublin should disappear from the face of the earth it could be reconstructed from the text of Ulysess and the capacity of text to condense our experiences on to the flat surface of a page.
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.