In The Cut
November 7, 2010 4:08 PM Subscribe
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is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling: here is an “enormous last day of life” that looks
like it feels.
Our early conversations with Jonathan Safran Foer about Tree of Codes
started when Jonathan said he was curious to explore and experiment with the die-cut technique. With that as our mutual starting point, we spent many months of emails and phone calls, exploring the idea of the pages’ physical relationship to one another and how this could somehow be developed to work with a meaningful narrative. This led to Jonathan deciding to use an existing piece of text and cut a new story out of it. Having considered working with various texts, Jonathan decided to cut into and out of what he calls his “favourite book”: The Street of Crocodiles
by Bruno Schulz.
Related: Tom Phillips' A Humument