Doug Beube
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DC: De/Constructing Washington

Wallpaper Selfie

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

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.

The altered book, Wallpaper Selfie, along with the video, reflect the void giving rise to the microscopic and microscopic worlds.