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DECODEX

With language we create images. This is a mental process, but with some languages it is also a visual process. The visual symbols we use and the grammatical agreements between those symbols are essentially arbitrary. The text in this book, by a process of progressive, incremental substitution and transformation, leads the reader, step by step, into the literacy of an unknown, openly-evolving language. This new language operates increasingly in a visual mode as much as a symbolic code. What does all this transformation tell us about our image-making with language?
Archival digital prints, 18cmsW x 30cmsH, handmade, hardcover, section-sewn, limited-edition book.

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