An experiment in making text a physical space. Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond begins with a scene in a kitchen where nothing happens but breakfast. I reproduce this text on ceramic tiles, gesturing to a backsplash. By impressing each word in the passage onto its own tile, each word becomes a tangible thing. It can be held and considered apart from the one that precedes and follows it.
Bennett uses text to create a physical space and I create a physical space to engage with text.
The entire text can be found here, but my interpretation ends when the narrator begins talking about her fingernails.
Morning, Noon, and Night, 2018, ceramic and cardboard boxes, dimmenstions variable.