"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words." George Orwell, 1984
We are currently experiencing perhaps the most influential shift in literature since the invention of the printing press as we move from hard copy books to ebooks. This work observes our relationship with the physical book as an object. The aim of this project is to highlight this remarkable transitional period the literary world is experiencing. To illustrate this shift from the physical to the online Brendan Fox set out to accumulate 1000 last pages from 1000 books starting with one page, a Facebook page. Informed only by the last lines of these pages he has composed a theatrical screenplay and directed the action producing a 27 minute film. The final phase of this work saw the compilation of a 1017 page, full colour, hand crafted book containing images of each of the pages accumulated.

Installation shots by Renato Ghiazza

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