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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.

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Morning, Noon, and Night, 2018, ceramic and cardboard boxes, dimmenstions variable.

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