text cut-outs and spools, 2 x 1 inch, 2007

Someone told me that ‘reading is like following a thread.’ As a result I became preoccupied with gestural references in language, particularly expressions relating to how information is ‘pulled together,’ or neatly ‘tied up,’ etc. This series of work attempts to make these physical references visible. Poetry books were dissected and the extracted lines of text were reconfigured to form new narratives, taking the form of thread. In order to read the thread, it is necessary to unwind the spools.