Texts on Lump
Every lump stems from research - a reading, or compilation of readings.
articles, parables, novels, essays, poems, papers -
I have recently been considering how such readings may become a work (a lump) within themselves.
My reading of each text varies, largely just browsing - drawn to how 'lump' occurs, how 'lump' has been situated.
I lift the page that contains 'lump':
seizing, pilfering, claiming it
decontextualising, isolating - and then reappropriating, reimagining
I read around 'lump', and so my edits manifest this - making my thinking evident
Side-by-sides seem to present this activity with clarity - yet I am uncertain exactly how these edits might position themselves -
printed as a stack, a mound, a long stream,
unbound within a cover, A4? to be read? or to be viewed?
Importantly, the texts are a found material;
my treatment of them is akin to my treatment of found objects -
the original typeset remains but is
spliced, cut, blocked out
- the appearance is shifted
The texts can still be read, but not as they were intended; the original purpose and function removed
- they become lumpen.