Encore, Odyssey - Montréal

Encore, Odyssey is an installation containing books, photographs and the audio piece. At the heart of the installation stands the collection of books I acquired from two second-hand bookshops in Montreal, Encore and Odyssey, over a 7-year period. Every book in the set has a date inscribed by a reader/purchaser in a different year of the 20th century, to form a sum-total of 100 books. Additionally, most books carry reader/purchaser's name while others have more elaborate inscriptions such as personal dedications, ex-libris labels, attached letters and notes, some of which indicate that the book had multiple owners.

The audio track (1h13min) is the compilation of paragraphs, one from each book, read by jake moore, recorded and edited into a new narrative. The audio plays in the gallery space. Here is an excerpt:


Audio extract: 1998, 1986, 1967

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Installation view, Detail
OPTICA, un centre d'art contemporain l a centre for contemporary art, Montreal, 2018
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Soldiers Three And Other Stories
1907
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The Powder Of Sympathy
1922
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The Blue Danube
1945
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Installation view
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, 2014
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The Possessed
1947
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My Search for Absolutes
1971
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Four Books Of Xenophon's Anabasis
1987
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G.
1999