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Dissecting books can be beautiful

Alexander Korzer-Robinson is a surgeon. He cuts into books, peeling off the words like flesh, revealing their illustrated entrails, then moves them around until they’re beautiful. His attempt to dissect nostalgia is admirable, and even a little unsettling.

In his own words:

“By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience.”

Heady stuff, but it hits in the gut. Take a closer look at his website to see more.

© Alexander Korzer-Robinson