Doug Beube

Doug Beube: Wash is an installation previously displayed at the Performance Arcade in Wellington, NZ in February 2020 and an ongoing mixed media project. Read the essays, proposal, and view the display on the project page.

The Biblioclast: Introduction

Through altered bookwork, collage, mixed media, paper, photography, and sculpture, my work explores the book itself, a seemingly antiquated technology that is still purposeful in a digital age. I apply quasi-software functions such as cutting, pasting and hypertext onto an analog system; it does not work it cannot. The codex is intractable as a technology; restricted from interacting with it by not altering its inevitable course, you read linearly from beginning to end. It is essentially inflexible. That is its built-in personality flaw; that is its elegance.

Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex is a monograph about the artist's work, with several essays by critics, curators and writers.

handmade soap, ceramic dish, metal, ink
35' x 6' x 1' installation