The Great Wall
From the artist:
“The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished…
So I carve landscapes out of books… Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.”
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Guy Laramee is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been seen and heard in Canada, The United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Latin America, which includes some 15 solo and more than 20 collective shows.