march 29, 1912, 2012
19.6 x 4.7 in
A pile of acetate sheets with the last note of Robert Scott’s diary in punched typography, silicon cover with tubes marking the punctuation of the diary’s last month.
The book contains only one line of text, the last phrase of Robert F. Scott’s diary. (It is a pity, but I do not think I can write more.) The letters are stenciled only partly and disappear towards the end. The tubes on the binding are fixed in small holes, they are punched at every ending point of the entries in R.F. Scott’s diary between Jan. 17th and march 29th.
March 29, 1912 is part of the Ideation by Chance exhibition in which artists set out to make a book based on random assignments from a deck of options
Here are the parameters set for this book:
Adjectives: strange, lyrical, mystical, loud, colorful
Color: least favorite
Layout: based on historic example
Structure: innovative structure (ie tunnel book/magic wallet/pop-up structure/exquisite corpse/carousel, etc.)
Technical: mixed mediums