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Gluten Free Scan

This is an experiment to document/represent the laser cut books I have been making. They are all reference books, which used to get photocopied, but are now just plain obsolete. I have been laser cutting poetic epigrams into them. I thought that returning them to their original status as things-to-be-photocopied might have some resonance. So i scanned them. This is a worldbook - just a test. This is a tabloid(?) sized scanner (and this is the smallest book I have cut.

 

I am unsure if this works or not, and whether the hands help or hinder the idea. Hands always showed up in old photocopies of books, but here, it seems overwrought? Or does the reference carry meaning?

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Taken on November 16, 2009