‘The Geology of Words’ is a two-part sculptural installation that explore notions of the process of reading. Through the analysis, processing and understanding of information, words are constructed and re-written into new forms of text. The accumulation of text over a period of time, transform physical books into geological landscapes that are fossilized and archived within the mind. Text reforms itself under creases and folding of papers, which form Geological reliefs of passing time. The layering of stacks of paper create different geology of words, that are overlaid and crushed within the surface pressure of time. Over time, words and information that develop into thoughts become obscure.
The crystallization of books and pages create a new visual movement to the displacement of text caused by reading. ‘The Geology of Words’ explore and interact with books and spaces on the shelves of The Ngee Ann Kongsi library. Focusing on the before and after effects of reading, and the similar archival of information. The two-part installation consists of dehydrated, layered stacks of paper that form fossilized geological sediments, and crystallized books and pages that form new fossils of words. The installation is completed with the books on the shelves and the perception of the viewers.
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8am to 6pm
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, 1 McNally Street Singapore 187940
When: 2 - 9 Nov 2015,