Doug Beube
Cuff

2016
altered book, metal chain, walnut
2 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 5 3/4
The bookwork is an accessory to be worn on each wrist. However, the metal chain connecting the two books references handcuffs, a restraining device used by law enforcement. Here, knowledge is censored and the content of the books are restricted. In addition the opposite is experienced in referencing the culture of Bondage and Dominatrix. By restricting the reader from using their fingers to page through the books they experience pleasure through the restraint of knowledge.
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