Part of a series of works produced for the In Other Words exhibition at Bath Fringe 2013. Each exploring spoken and written language, shifting the content and meaning of words from the dialectical signifier into the non-language of the archive. Language is transformed through repetition, abstraction and disorder.
Live durational work using a typewriter, listing words on sheets of card. Performed on 08.06.13. The resulting cards were displayed for the remainder of the exhibition as documents of the performance.
The work consisted of typing lists of the words within the Library of Babel short story by Borges. The words were grouped by their first letter (although not in alphabetical order within that group, rather as they appeared within the text). They were typed as lists on A5 sized cards, a durational performance which lasted for three hours in total.