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

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Soldiers Three And Other Stories
1907
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Latin Works Of Dante Alighieri
1911
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The Powder Of Sympathy
1922
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Installation view
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, 2014
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The Apple Cart
1932
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The Blue Danube
1945
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The Possessed
1947
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Poems Of Gerard Manley Hopkins
1956
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The Story Of Venus And Tannhauser
1967
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My Search for Absolutes
1971
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Installation view
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, 2014
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Installation view
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, 2014
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Primitive Culture
1977
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Four Books Of Xenophon's Anabasis
1987
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Ada
1991
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G.
1999