Words Matter - Libraries Matter
First remembrance of a library: the Rogers Park Public Library, at 6911 N. Clark Street, Chicago. For years it was home away from home. Its tidy adherence to the Dewey Decimal System gave one false assurance that all knowledge could be approached systematically if not always gained, but also gave hope for a bright and curious future. Access/No Access highlights the tensions inherent in urban and technological change, where public libraries (long the bastion of free speech and getting 'a leg up' in life) are in danger of disappearing. The Dos-à-dos double flag book interior structure highlights some of these tensions.
Materials: plexiglass; binders' board; plastic binding coils; inkjet prints on Canson, index, and text-weight papers