A HIGH-BANDWIDTH BRUSH WITH DIGITALLY-MEDIATED SENSATION
Emma Wippermann's book is lovingly deceptive. It knows that our wording means to say. It takes work and celebrates its labor. It works to say. Its labor is trying, and in trying - trying to convey meaning, pleasure, though - we see the trying itself. We see word's labor. Wippermann gives us riddles, equations, metrics - by what will you measure pleasure? The labor works because we are ready to be convinced of what is conceived, and we know our perception is limited.
Wippermann finds a stage and stands, wrenching out deception and its tools - a language that is also an art, also a façade, also a filler, also a marker, also a picture, also a joke, a law. What good is a joke without a punchline? What good is a photo without the eye? The lens? If there is labor in poetry, Wippermann shows us its sweat, breaks its magic.
This book is the working of a time mechanic, meticulous in its gearing. There is pleasure in this book; for the joker, the trickster, the magician and the architect alike.
- Grant Souders, Managing Editor Patient Presses
WINNER OF THE FIRST AND LAST PATIENT PRESSES OPEN BOOK CONTEST
edition of 100
6' x 9" color softcover book
BW text & images on cream paper