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 4 year period. Every book in the set has the date inscribed, most books carry the name of the reader and some books have elaborate inscriptions. Each book is marked in a different year of the 20th century, to form a sum-total of one hundred books.
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