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20.09.2024
Divago Festival Public Art Festival + Workshop Genova, Italy

Drawing from an archive of 3000 images, “One-Thing-After-Another” reshuffles the visual material contained in “The Book of Knowledge”, an eight-volume encyclopaedia from Fifties Britain. Cheaply marketed back in the day for everyone to have, the encyclopaedia covered the topics deemed most relevant in postwar Britain, arranged so that they could be understood by juveniles, covering subjects as varied as astronomy, religion, warfare, gardening, animals, and mushrooms.

 

Re-sequenced in a cinematographic edit, the original images continuously refer back to one another, either explicitly or by way of intimation, thus pacing a liquid reading of a book that is a time sequence rather than a space.

 

In Shibboleth’s Brief but Richly Illustrated Compendiums of Knowledge series, “One-Thing-After-Another” has the function to show what happens when images are treated as more than representations and less than things. This meaning that just like the letters of an alphabet are able to generate new meanings every time they come to form a new sentence or discourse, so the same images can tell many different stories every time their order is rearranged. Truth does not exist. There are only versions of the fact sequence that is commonly referred to as ‘history’.

 

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