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I recently came across this breathtaking work by Guy Laramee, an interdisciplinary artist, who has mastered the ability to tranform books into engaging sculptures.  Using books for the basis of his creative work, Laramee challenges the notion that books will die.   Writing on his webpage, Laramee says:

The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. Cultures arise, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might say: so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? And even if we could change the content of all the books on earth, would this change anything in relation to the domination of analytical knowledge over intuitive knowledge? What is it in ourselves that insists on grabbing, on casting the flow of experience into concepts ?

Always intreagued to learn a little more about the artist or have a peek at the way in which the sculptures are created, my searching found only one video of Guy Laramee – a short one  in which we are able to understand just a little more about the motivation behind the creation of Larmaee’s sculptures.

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